hen with black comb?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by derby, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. derby

    derby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 month old hen from a bin marked Barred Rocks. She never developed bars, but is completely black. She has black legs and a black comb. Any idea what she might be?

    Thanks,
    Derby
     
  2. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really need a pic but my black sex link fits that description.
     
  3. derby

    derby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to post photo....
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a Black Australorp. They are, in my opinion, the absolute best layers you can get.

    Matt
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
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    Its definitely not a black sex-link aka(black star)

    I agree with Matt
     
  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    Looks like a black australorp, but my friend, that is a rooster. Look at the saddle feathers and the sickle feathers are starting to curve...sorry....
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Do you want my adress? I will take her,. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I believe I may have to agree with Dustin...
     
  9. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Quote:I think it is a hen. She looks like the 2 black hens I have and lay very dark eggs.
    Chris
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I believe I may have to agree with Dustin...

    me too
    the feathers in the back are curved a little but not pointed. By the looks of her maturity level she would definetely have tons of pointed feathers at that age if she was a roo
     

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