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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by anjbagley, Sep 26, 2010.
Could this chicken be a b/bk/s orpington that is black? Any other ideas? Thanks.
Are her comb and wattles too small and dark to be an orpington?
Quote:She's young. Any black pullet can have a black comb at first, and any pullet before laying age has a comb that small.
She looks to me like an Orp.
I agree - young, black Orp - they are really pretty birds
Isn't he a cockerel?
Quote:Could be, hard to tell not knowing the age. My black Orp was a hen until two weeks ago when she crowed, LOl! deffinatley matured slower than my splash roo.
With that much feathering, there's no way it is a cockerel. The comb is almost non existent and the wattles too.
She's cute! Could also be an australorp or jersey giant. What color are the bottoms of her feet?
I have an Austalorp from MPC that is 12 weeks old...looks very much like that. She does have black legs and feet.
I am going against the grain here and saying that is a little cockeral. Has very long pointed hackle feathers and his tail is already starting to curl downward. I know the comb is small and seems kind of pale but I think the feathering is a dead give away. As for the breed...I am going with black giant because they are a bit slower to mature.