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My black chicken . Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bngowe, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. bngowe

    bngowe Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking hen.. Or hoping hen. [​IMG]
     
  2. bngowe

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    Another picture.
     
  3. curtishannah

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    looks like a black star and a hen I have two of them I got at a auction yesterday :)
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing BSL (black star) in these shots - can you get a clear shot of the comb area or see what sort of comb the bird has or is developing, OP?
     
  5. bngowe

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    I bought it as a barnyard mix. I'm not really sure what breed it is. Let me try. Still doesn't let me get too close. I don't really see any big comb though. [​IMG]
     
  6. I'd say she's got some australorp in her, but other than that just a mutt.
     
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  7. bngowe

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    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's not a Black Sex Link (Black Star). Too much tail and no copper or reddish feathering around the neck, but it is definitely a hen.
     
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  10. curtishannah

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    I got two like this at a sell yesterday they have no red on them as I can see and no red on the face but I was told at the sell they were bsl pullets :(
     
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