Little Black Hen. Unknown Breed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IsaacK, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. IsaacK

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    Told shes about 3 years old. She lays a light pinkish brown egg of average size. Shes smaller than an Orpington, but not anywhere near as small as a bantam. Her feet are black and without feathering of any kind.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Probably an Australorp.
     
  3. IsaacK

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    I will have to look them up. Haven't had them before. One odd thing I noticed is that she is so quiet. I watched her lay an egg and she never made so much as a peep before, during, or after. Shes really pretty. Shes black, but the black is actually so dark its actually iridescent. :)
     
  4. donrae

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    I'd never had Aussies until this last year. I've been very impressed how great they are as layers. This girl is older, so she probably won't be really churning out the eggs, but she'll probably give say 4 a week or so. Mine are so calm, very drama-free and get along with everyone else in the flock.
     
  5. drumstick diva

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    Seems like your rooster is enjoying her too much. I bet she would love to have a hen apron so her back could heal.
     
  6. IsaacK

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    I just got her not even 2 days ago. Shes already getting pin feathers coming in though. :-(
     
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  7. IsaacK

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    Are they smaller than the other Orpingtons though? She significantly smaller than the Buff Orp. We just got with her. Friendly little thing. Cant waitt o see how she looks feathered out after eating higher protein feed and treats.

    I wasn't sure she would lay at all, but my son didnt have a black chicken yet, and she was being picked on so she came home with us. Not even 2 days, and she already laid an egg for us today. :)
     
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  8. donrae

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    My Aussies are on the smaller size, but so are most of my hatchery birds when compared to breeder quality. I guess mine are about the same size as my Rocks and sex links.
     
  9. Olivers poultry

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    Black Austrolorp or a very dark bluebelle hen, what colour eggs does she lay?
     
  10. IsaacK

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    One of these two are hers. The darker one has dark flecks. The lighter one as white flecks. I think it was the lighter one that was hers, but not sure.

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