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Purportedly Black Star???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LeeHoll, May 26, 2017.

  1. LeeHoll

    LeeHoll Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told these are Black Star by the person I took them from. I have my doubts. The little one with a topknot looks like a cross, both have black feathers that are iridescent green in the sun. Any ideas? They are over a year old. They have the most lovely large, dark eyes!
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The one with the red face is a black australorp
     
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  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The other one with the black face looks like a Swedish black.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Red comb & wattles on left is a Black Australorp.

    The other looks like a silkie cross, with her dark skin, crest and feathered shanks. Probably crossed with BA.
     
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  5. LeeHoll

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    Thanks! The australorp makes the most sense to me. Silkie/BA cross sounds right for Emma. Wonder if I could get her to go broody?:rolleyes:
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Haha...you can't make a hen go broody, but if you leave some eggs in the nest for a while it might help. ;)
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with Black Australorp. Is the other black all over - beak, skin,legs, comb? How many toes?

    There are other black factored Breeds than silkies,
     
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  8. LeeHoll

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    Emma has pale skin under her feathers, 5 toes, black floppy comb, wattles, and beak. Here is a better picture of her.
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a silkie X. I said that because of the crest, feathered shanks, dark skin, body shape and now the five toes confirm it.
     
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  10. Leah567

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    I think a silkie crossed with svart hona.
     
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