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Easter hatched... Breed and gender help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristip, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this was part of a hatch for Easter. It is either an Australorp or OE and five months old. Just developed comb and wattles in past month but no saddle feathers and possible hackles... No crowing or eggs... Help
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Black Minorca to me. And a pullet. Long frame, solid black, large flopped comb, white earlobes.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can we get a better pic of the saddle area? Sure looks like a pullet, but I can't see the saddle feathers well in the pic, and there are some long hackle feathers in the head shot.....

    It's not an australorp by any means. If those are the only two choices, it's got to be an Olive Egger. I'm guessing the blue egger parent was a CCL.
     
  4. asiawaka

    asiawaka Out Of The Brooder

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    The comb doesn't seem right for either of those, I'd look into the breed listed above by another commenter. Mix ups happen and an olive egger being a mix I'd expect that a pea comb from the blue layer would be incompletely dominant and produce a pea comb on the offspring, I could be wrong and chicken genetics are crazy. I'd go with olive egger if you are sure that's the only choices but this gal fits the description of the Minorca listed above. Good luck! Keep us updated if you pin it down, I love this game :)
     
  5. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still think pullet with the neck feathers and big wattles?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not positive, no. Asked for a better pic of the saddle area.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Black Minorca pullet
     
  8. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Black minorca
     
  10. chicks n roses

    chicks n roses Just Hatched

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    as for the oliveegger idea the odds of a pea comb and single comb cross results in pea comb chicks most then modified combs leaning towards pea type then some single comb chicks.imho and from hatching a bunch of oeggers!
     

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