Help with breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cerenaty, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. cerenaty

    cerenaty Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm brand new to chickens, and loving every moment of it. I acquired some chicks last April and I can't quite figure out what breed these two black girls are. Any help? Thanks![​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    What color is the bottom of their feet? If yellow, they are Jersey Giants. If white, you have Black Australorps.
     
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  5. cerenaty

    cerenaty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I will go inspect their feet and find out. These are for sure not RIR, right? My husband just told me that is what he was told. But they have no red in them and they were not at all reddish when young.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    they definatley arent rhode island reds. They are black.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think they're Australorp hens. They're known for being fantastic brown egg layers, great backyard birds.
     
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  8. cerenaty

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    I tried to get a good picture of the bottom if their feet. Kinda a mix of yellow and lined with black? Feathers are black with a greenish sheen. They are huge compared to my other chickens. Sorry for the bad photo, she didn't want ant attention today lol [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

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    I'm pretty sure that she's a Black Australorp. Black birds tend to have multi-colored feet, so it can be difficult to tell the exact breed. Her body shape looks like an Australorp.
     
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  10. cerenaty

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    Thanks again, Everyone! No matter what they are, I love 'en
     

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