Ideal surprise special, 4 months later

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jmorriso, May 16, 2011.

  1. jmorriso

    jmorriso Out Of The Brooder

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    Back in January I got 30 of the Ideal surprise specials I can identify most, but there are a few I'm not sure about. I've got 4 pullets that I think are black copper marans but ideal doesn't sell them and they could also be black sex links so I wanted to check with the experts:
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    Then there are these solid black ones, I've got 2 pullets and 2 roos of them. I'm thinking black australorp???
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  2. the top ones are black sex-links, the black ones are most likely australorps like you said.
     
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I'm not sure of the breed you have in the top photo.Your bottom picture does look like my Astralorps.
     
  4. oh btw, the chicken in the last picture is most likely a roo
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Black Australorps should have pink-bottomed feet. Black Jersey Giants have yellow-bottomed feet.

    But I have heard of this not always being true.
     
  6. jmorriso

    jmorriso Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I guess it was it just high hopes that they were copper marans. What threw me was that 2 of them have black legs and the other 2 have yellow legs. I'll check the black ones tomorrow for the color of the bottom of their feet.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

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  8. jmorriso

    jmorriso Out Of The Brooder

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    checked the bottom of the feet, and I'm pretty sure I've got 4 jersey black giants. 2 cocks and 2 pullets. I've got one other bird that I'm unsure about I'll try to get a pic of her and post it up later.
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

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  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Sexlink's leg color can vary quite a lot. The top two pics are both BSLs.

    I'm thinking about getting some of Ideal's "Surprise Pullets." What all breeds did you get? [​IMG]
     

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