Help! What breed is my Chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rytex, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Rytex

    Rytex New Egg

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    Hello All,
    I have recently adopted a chicken and I am having trouble identifying the breed.
    Can anyone help?
    Thank you

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's probably a Black Australorp or Australorp mix.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Black Australorp to me, or a mix of that breed.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Being just a black bird, it could be something else entirely. I have two black pullets who appear similar. Their mother is a pure old line Barred Rock and the sire is a single factor barred rooster who is Delaware x BR. Because hens only pass a barring gene to their sons and the single barred male did not pass on his one barring gene, these pullets do not have a barring gene and are black. One has some silver streaking on the head and chest like a Black Sex Link would, but essentially, they are like yours. Here they are:

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