Help me with my BIG BLACK BIRDS!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happyhappy, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. happyhappy

    happyhappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased eight lovely little chicks 7 months ago or so, the cute little black ones with the sweet makeup look turned out to be huge and black with a beautiful green sheen on each. I believe on is a roo and one a hen? They each have solid black feet and black earlopes with black skin and please see combs since I am not familair with the variations.

    Thanks in advance, and I hope they lay green eggs with my ham. Hope these pics work.[​IMG]

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  2. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I must confess I don't know my large fowl as well as others might (more of a bantam person!), but my first thought upon seeing the photos was that they're perhaps australorps. Look those up and see what you think! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Look like Australorps to me.
     
  4. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they be black Jersey Giants? What color is the bottom of their feet? i think the JGs are yellow.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    X3 if the bottoms of their feet are white. And yes, you have a pair.

    If the bottoms of their feet are yellow, they are jersey giants.
     
  7. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are around 28 weeks, could the one with a bigger comb and wattles be about ready to lay? Our BA pullet is 26 1/2 weeks and still not laying. Her comb/wattles are in between your two in size and she is our biggest bird.
     
  8. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like jersey giants to me! [​IMG]
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, missed that part. Yes, if they are 28 weeks, they are both certainly pullets.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Black Australorp pullets.
     

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