Help with Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FamilyD, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. FamilyD

    FamilyD New Egg

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    Hello,
    I have 4 chickens and 3 are black and one is white and much smaller in size. They are all around 5-6 months old and still waiting for our first egg. Any idea what kind of breed they are? Would love to learn more about them and their future eggs.

    Thank you.



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    are black and one is white and on the smaller side. They are all around 5-6 months old and still waiting for our first egg. Any idea what kind of breed they are. Would love to learn more about them and their future eggs.

    Thank you.
     
  2. jane s chickens

    jane s chickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Hard to tell breed of black chickens. Could be Australthrop since they are common and also see some green in feathers.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with BantamFan4Life's guesses.
     
  5. FamilyD

    FamilyD New Egg

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    Thank you everyone. The Australorps are very friendly with the kids and we just love them. The white one we got the same time and should be 5-6 months old now but maybe we might have to wait a bit longer until it's clear. We saw pictures of sultans and the kids just laughed! What fun!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed. I've raised them for years and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing sultan...they're bearded and have full crests, and profuse leg and foot feathering. She looks like a mix--how feathered are her legs? Does she have five toes?

    Are you in the US? That can make a difference, also.

    I agree your black birds look like Australorps.
     
  8. FamilyD

    FamilyD New Egg

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    We live in US. She has 4 toes and has hair up to her ankles but not on her toes.
     
  9. donrae

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    If she had clean legs I'd be saying Polish mix, that's really what she looks like to me. But those feathered legs had to come from somewhere. Crest and feathered legs are likely silkie, but a few generations back to lose the other characteristics. She's a cute barnyard mix.
     
  10. BantamLover21

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    So do I.
     

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