Please help me figure these out! :-D

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickyLaura, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    My husband bought these chicks but I am not sure what breed they are. There are 4 black ones and their feathers have a green and purple sheen to them. There are also 2 that may be Barred Rocks?

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  2. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

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  3. huntseat

    huntseat Chirping

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    I'll guess.

    Solid blacks are black sex link hens or black australorps.

    Barred birds are barred rocks.
     
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  4. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I am now on my laptop. I see I didn't get a good shot of their combs - they all have straight combs. Thank you for replying!
     
  5. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Songster

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    X2 :)
     
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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Yes the pure blacks are either australorps or black sex-links and the other are barred rocks.
     
  7. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Thank you for your help!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Barred birds are either hatchery-quality Barred Rocks or Barred Rock mixes, since their coloring should be more distinct. The pure black ones are probably Black Australorps. They're probably not Black Sex-Links, since BSLs have reddish coloring on their neck and breast.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Agreed.
     
  10. huntseat

    huntseat Chirping

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    My BSL's didn't get the red on the neck with the first set of feathers.
     

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