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Help with Chicken Bread

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by japattymatty, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. japattymatty

    japattymatty New Egg

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    Hi, I bought what i thought was a batch of Cream Crested Legbar eggs from a supplier in pre-loved. All eggs were very light, some slightly blue some white, when they hatch the first chicken was very dark, (this is my first time hatching fertilised eggs) so i thought it must be a female Legbar. Next to hatch was defiantly a male Legbar, then 2 females, however the last 2 Legbars were not nearly as dark as the first chick to hatch.

    I contacted the seller who said he had never had that happen before.

    I am now convinced the black one is definitely not a Legbar, but I can't seem to identify what breed it is.

    Can someone please help me.
     

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  2. centralcaligirl

    centralcaligirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there an iridescent green tint to the black feathers? Could it possibly be an Austrolorp?
     
  3. japattymatty

    japattymatty New Egg

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    Austrolorp's have brown eggs I believe, this chick came from a white/white-blue egg
     
  4. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    Just a guess but I'd say there was another rooster of a different breed that fertilized some of the eggs?:confused:
     
  5. japattymatty

    japattymatty New Egg

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    Would you get a pure black chicken from a cross?
     
  6. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is ebony, I'm not *positive* on her mix but she hatched from a cream legbar, not sure what her father is since there was a few other roosters in the mix
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  7. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine aren't crested, but it does look like yours has the crest.. these are her half sisters
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    The bigger one is from the same hatch, the younger one is 2 days old in this pic
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    This is another example of "Buyer Beware." Sellers will say anything to get themselves off the hook. We see and hear about it constantly.
     
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  9. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! I'm happy with my Legbars I bought the black one knowing it was a mix.. but I have a black copper maran who's supposed to lay
    A 6-7 on the colourscale.. I've always doubted it would lay eggs that dark it didn't seem realistic since it's a backyard chick, I couldn't find a real breeder in my area.. now I'm starting to worry its not even a black copper maran :fl
     
  10. japattymatty

    japattymatty New Egg

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    Thanks for all the feed back.

    The guy was also selling at the time " leghorn,buff orpinton,black pekin bantam and cream crest leg bars" Maybe it is a cross with a black pekin bantam?
     

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