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Just rescued a little wanderer! First chicken in my care ever - Curious about breed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rudys1992, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. rudys1992

    rudys1992 New Egg

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    Poor thing was left abandoned with several others..Ive seen Marans chicks described similarly, though my experience into breeds is like, an hour of research on google so far ![​IMG]

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    There are several breeds that look similar at that age, but I'm thinking its likely a Black Australorp chick.
     
  3. rudys1992

    rudys1992 New Egg

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    Quote: Hence why i decided to make an account here rather than fumble in the darkness of google images ! Thanks for your time.

    Quote: Just googled the breed and wow the solid black is very beautiful.
     
  4. misspopcorn

    misspopcorn New Egg

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    I wish I had a better pic, but the dark chick is a Black Copper Maran. Its beak looks a bit darker than yours, but that probably varies from chick-to-chick. From what I remember, yours does look a lot like mine did at that age.
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  5. MamaBird072316

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    It's hard to tell from the picture - is the breast grey or is it buff (light yellow)? I have an Australorp but I don't remember what she looked like at that age (it was 2 years and many chicks ago).

    Good luck! Raising chicks from this tiny is sooo rewarding.
     
  6. rudys1992

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    Mamabird the chest is snow white all the way back to the bottom area :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Black Copper Marans is a possibility, but I don't see any traces of the feathering on the legs which is typical with BCMs (of course hatchery quality BCMs sometimes lack the feathered legs).
     
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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The snow white chest would be consistent with Black Australorp chicks.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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