Please help me identify this breed!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blue_Myst, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    I've had this hen for a few years now, and I've always thought that she was a black star, but her tail is very different from any black star I've ever seen! What do you guys think? It would be great to finally know what she is!

    Age: About 1 or 2 years in the first two photos, and around 4 years in the last photo.

    Comb: Single

    Leg color: slate, with perhaps a very slight greenish tinge.

    Size: She weighs about 3 or 4 pounds, and is smaller than all of my other chickens (she's like a bantam next to my BO's!).

    Egg color: Cream.


    Notice the bright-red lacing all down her front (she's also got some at the base of her neck on her back)


    Here's a better view of her comb.


    Here's the position of her tail. She sure likes to hold it up high!

    Thanks! [​IMG]

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Look like a mix, but she probably is some form of black sex link.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Looks like a black sex-link to me too.
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Americana-Old English mutt. No matter, it is not a pure-bred.
  5. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    Thanks for the replies! [​IMG] I highly doubted that she was purebred, and now I know.

    So she probably has EE and/or black sex link heritage? I got her from a place that had a lot of EE's so that would definitely make sense.

    So is the Old English breed considered a bantam breed? I quite frankly don't know much about them.

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