Mystery Black chick with white spot on head...not Barred Rocks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahandbray, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Songster

    Aug 12, 2014
    What is this little baby? One week old...from McMurray surprise batch :)


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  2. CityFarmer202

    CityFarmer202 Chirping

    Jun 10, 2014
    boy black sex link chick are black with a white spot on its head and girls are just black......thats what i would call it :)
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Might be a Black Australorp or Black Sex-Link.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm leaning towards it being a Black Sex-link. Australorps usually have more white on them.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Nope, not a BSL male. The wings should have barring on them, as feathered out as that one is already. May not be a true head spot, just a lighter area, a smudge or something. A head spot means it's a barred bird and that one isn't. I've never seen a barred bird that feathered in solid black and got barring later. If that one does, it will be the very first.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Well I guess we are all gonna be surprised!
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You never know, do you? I'd love to see this same chick in a couple of weeks to see if it developed any barring. I've had chicks with lighter head areas that were not true head spots that designate a barring gene, so I suspect that may be the case here, but we shall see!
  8. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Songster

    Aug 12, 2014
    True mystery, eh? I keep looking through the MMM catalog for black chicks available in August and there's only a few!
    Could it be the "exotic" chick they throw in? I thought that would be our Turken--but that's listed under standard breeds. Would they consider Turkens "exotic?"
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They might consider a Turken exotic, but trust me, that isn't one of those. You'd know a Turken. Most hatcheries consider EEs as "exotic"(hardly, right?) and include EE cockerels as their free extra chick, but that isn't one of those, either.
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  10. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Songster

    Aug 12, 2014
    No, I have one Turken (who was easy to notice from the get-go!). He's buff with black markings. Not this guy!!
    I guess I was thinking he was the "exotic" chick they threw in?
    Now I'm curious as to what this pretty much solid black chick is!
    I have 5 or 6 brown and black "chipmunk" looking chicks I was thinking were EE's or Welsummers...they wouldn't give me that many of what they consider "exotic" would they?
    Who knows! I'll post more pics each week of my mystery chicks til I know...probably not doing straight-run next time! I'm sure my big, calm favorites are the boys!!!

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