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Not sure of the breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ICB42, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. ICB42

    ICB42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Black chicken towards the back has black feathers and black legs, and I have never seen that, any clue on what kind of chicken it is??
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    To properly ID the bird you'll need to take a photo that shows the bird in question more clearly --- at the very least indicate on this photo which black bird "toward the back" you are referring to.
     
  3. ICB42

    ICB42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried, however it was moving to quickly, its the black chicken with the black legs near the back I will try again tomorrow and see if I can get a better picture.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    It can be helpful to use a three sided "box" for getting a still photo - the three sides, plus you shooting from the front - gives the bird the impression it is trapped so it is more likely to hold still. Another option is to put down a nice pile of "bait" (high value food item they like) so that the bird is going to want to stay in one place and eat while you can snap some photos.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 we need a better photo preferably with the bird individualized in the forefront.

    Black feathers and black legs cover a lot of different breeds...plus age of bird would help....some start black but get subsequent colors.

    Your black bird with black legs could be an Australorp or Black Sex Link (will get some red leakage as grow older, but some have very little red) or even Black Marans (pink/white foot pads and lighter shade of "black" more grey, but leg color can vary) or Jersey Giant (yellow foot pads) or Black Sumatra (white foot pads).....a number of other things.

    Plus the above breeds have different comb types with the foot pad color, different body shapes...all indicate the particular breed.

    So better photos essential.

    LofMc
     
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  6. ICB42

    ICB42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get a better picture of her tomorrow
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Probably Black Australorp
     
  8. ICB42

    ICB42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a better picture!! [​IMG]
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  9. ICB42

    ICB42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does not have white pads on the bottom of her feet her feet are all black
     
  10. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    Black plumage- black shanks - pinkish/ white sol /pad= Black Australorp
    Black plumage- black shanks - yellow sol /pad= Black Jersey Giant
    Black plumage- black shanks - black sol /pad= Black Sumatra
     
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