Feed Store Mystery chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hippie Chickie, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two weeks ago I went to the feed store and got a dozen Rhode Island Reds. Took them home and put them in the brooder. Made the mistake of telling my girls when they got home from school that the feed store had barred rocks. Our neighbor down the street has some and the girls love them. They call them zebra chickens. When they asked DH if we could buy some of them He said no, we already bought chicks. I mentioned that if they wanted more they could spend their allowance on it. Umm.. yeah, it was another trip to the feed store. We picked up some barred rocks, a silver laced Whynadotte and a gold laced one also. She is turning into quite the beauty. We also picked up this one and I don't know what he is. I don't know if it's male or female but it seems like a he to me. The bin said black sex link, but they also had a tag for EEs on the same bin and I know they were out of those. Two hours and they were gone. Darn... next time. I just thought that sex link were, well... black. Here's some pics. He's about a week and a half in the pics. I would really like your input.

    Thanks, Francisca

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    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  2. hoosiersphynx

    hoosiersphynx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my little chick and they told me that she was a Black Australorp chick. Hope this helps?
    Rebecca
     
  3. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like a baby Bald eagle.[​IMG]
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    my guess would be black australorp
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    IF it is a black sexlink, it's a female. Male BSL's have a white spot on their head, like a barred rock.

    But I'm thinking it looks more like an australorp, too.
     
  7. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys, Looking at more pics I think you are probably right. An australorp it is. [​IMG]
     
  8. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks liek an australorp to me.
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    australorp for sure [​IMG]
     
  10. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your gonna have your hands full!
     

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