Need some help identifying my chickens

VirulentVulpine

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Hello! I need some help identifying the chickens from an assorted pack of hatching eggs I hatched a few months ago.

I think the rooster is a dark brahma, but I hatched a few of these black chickens as well (one with weird tail feathers, thought she was molting but it’s never grown in more) from copper brown eggs, and they don’t look like French black copper marans to me. I’m stumped.

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Frazzemrat1

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The cockerel looks like he has some sort of lacing on his breast, which isn't typical of a dark brahma. Wonder if he's got silver laced Wyandotte in there.
Agreed, the pullets look like marans or mixes.
 

Gray Farms

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The cockerel looks like he has some sort of lacing on his breast, which isn't typical of a dark brahma. Wonder if he's got silver laced Wyandotte in there.
Agreed, the pullets look like marans or mixes.
The white "speckling" is actually very common with Dark Brahma cockerels. They typically loose it with their next molt.
 

VirulentVulpine

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Thank you guys! The black ones must all be maran cross breeds for sure. The rooster has some brown highlights around his neck.
 
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