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Help...Is this an Black Australorp or an Marans hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LittleRedCoop53, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's about 6 or 7 months(Hasn't started laying)...she has a little lace on her neck grey/tan ...here's a picture of her . Thanks~
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  2. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks like a mix. Usually Australorps are buff and have lots of feathers, while Marans have some brown on their head.
     
  3. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. That was fast. I was hoping some one would say 'she's a Marans' .
     
  4. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    No problem.
    She may be a Marans or at least part Marans. She has the shape of them. I just doubt she is an australorp.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you mean to say usually Australorps are black? I've never heard of a Buff Australorp LOL.

    I would guess Black Sex Link, although usually the leakage is gold, rather than that gray/tan color.
     
  6. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't literally mean buff. Just the look to them makes them a little fluffier.
     
  7. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky! She is very pretty but I'll go with her being mixed as well. You might want to post this question in the What Breed or Gender is This? https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this section. Here are two images of a few FBCM we have on our farm. They are not show quality by any means but something for comparison. Also. notice the feathering on the feet.


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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    what is its sole color if it is whiteish color then maybe a australorp mix
     
  10. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and :welcome so glad you joined us!!! :weee
     

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