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i saved some chickens, now what are they??? ***PICS ADDED***

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sdshoars, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i "saved" two pullets from a "puppy mill" chicken breeder who told me they were black sex links. i took them home knowing full well that they are not, i just wanted them to have a better life. both are solid black, one has black legs and a single comb, and the other has lighter legs, and a pea comb, like my GLW. i will post pictures later today, but does anyone have any ideas?

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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  2. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, both have white skin.
     
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    black orpingtons or australorps? (although mine don't have pea combs)
     
  4. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    cant say much w/ out pics.
     
  5. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok here we go...
    this girl has the rose comb/ pea comb?
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    and this one has a single comb, its kinda hard to tell in this pic...
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    and the two of them eating nutritionally complete food for the first time!!! yay!!!
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    thanks for any help on the id!!!
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They are mixes of some sort for sure. Perhaps some distant silkie ancestory for the massive black pigmenation on the skin.
     
  7. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i have never seen anything be so black like they are. one of them looks like a squat crow, with her long beak. i named her wednesday. *sings* they're creepy and they're kooky...
     
  8. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    A friend of mine has Australorps that are very dark like a crow or raven. I think that they are Australorps.
     
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    No I don't think they are Australopes We hav e 5 hens and they have much broader bodies than that. Their beaks are also different. They don't look like our black sexllinks either. Maybe a mix.
     
  10. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't really care what they are, but I think they are very beautiful and graceful looking! [​IMG]
     

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