Black copper Maran and Australorps are my black birds. My rooster is black copper Maran. I also have EEs, brown leghorns, Brahmans, Delawares and a cuckoo Maran. However I’m not sure if this is a farm chick or a purchased chick to appease a broody. It was on the farm when we got here.What breeds do you have?
Yes that was my thought. Any thoughts on gender? The rooster is mainly black, red, with green tail feathers, no gold.Is your rooster very black? If there's a lot of gold, he's probably not Extended Black (E) which means that the mother is probably one of your black or barred birds. The mother probably has dark shanks (legs) so the most likely possibility is an Australorp.