Please help identify my black chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MammaHen, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. MammaHen

    MammaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We recently adopted a point of lay pullet quite by chance. I found her in the coop in between oiur RIR's looking like she's been there all her life, and hasn't left since. The farmer next door doesn't want her back and she doesn't want to go back - no surprise there. She then started laying and soon went broody. her 14 eggs hatched this am, and we are all beside ourselves with excitement....but we don't know what she is. She is all black including her feet and face(?). She hasn' t got the feathers on her legs like a Langshan, is not quite as round as an orpington. Has anyone got any ideas. To be quite honest she looks like the grim reaper of the fowl world.....but we love her.
     
  2. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without being able to see a picture of her, it would be hard to know. Congratulations on a wonderful hatch! WOW! 14...that's awesome!!
     
  3. MammaHen

    MammaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, a photo would have been a good start, but you know how it goes. Where's the camera. The batteries are flat. No memory left on the card...........

    Are there many types with black legs?
     
  4. MammaHen

    MammaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and by the way - yes she's very clever to hatch 14 eggs. Even if 13 of them weren't hers!
     
  5. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think possibly a Black Sex Link. I had a BSL chick who I adored, she was tiny and her legs and feet were black. She got sick and didn't make it. I was so sad.
    I believe they sometimes have a hint of rust in the breast feathers when mature.
    She sounds like a good mamma. I hope she stays.
     
  6. the1much

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    black astro ??? maybe
     
  7. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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