Little, round black chicken.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by anjbagley, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. anjbagley

    anjbagley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could this chicken be a b/bk/s orpington that is black? Any other ideas? Thanks.
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  2. anjbagley

    anjbagley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are her comb and wattles too small and dark to be an orpington?
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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.
     
  4. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - young, black Orp - they are really pretty birds
     
  5. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Isn't he a cockerel?
     
  6. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    With that much feathering, there's no way it is a cockerel. The comb is almost non existent and the wattles too.
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    She's cute! Could also be an australorp or jersey giant. What color are the bottoms of her feet?
     
  9. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Austalorp from MPC that is 12 weeks old...looks very much like that. She does have black legs and feet.
     
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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