Sorry I can't get a decent picture

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by P-Funk, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,086
    19
    166
    Feb 20, 2011
    Franktown
    2 of my 3 month olds are mostly solid black. They won't hold still long enough to get a pic. They have turquoise trim around their back feathers and some gold on their chests. What are they? What kind of eggs will they lay?
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    10,323
    129
    368
    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Black Copper Marans? Black Sexlinks? Those are the only breeds I can think of that are black with gold on their chest. If they are BCM they will lay a chocolatey color egg, and if the are BSL they will lay brown.

    What gets me is the turquoise... Is that like a sheen from the light or actual color?? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,519
    70
    201
    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Many breeds it could be. Without a picture (even a bad one) I can't even guess. All black feathered creatures will have a blue-green metallic sheen to their feathers. Based solely on your description, look at black sex links.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  4. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,086
    19
    166
    Feb 20, 2011
    Franktown
    Thanks! I managed to get a picture, though not a very good one. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,519
    70
    201
    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    All righty then! What you have there is an EE (easter egger).
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    505
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Easter Egger-nice coloring!
     
  7. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,086
    19
    166
    Feb 20, 2011
    Franktown
    Thanks again. I know the brown one is an EE, and cant wait for blue eggs! It's the blackish ones that confuse me. If you look at them in the correct angle they turn blue. Wierd, eh?
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    10,323
    129
    368
    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Quote:I'm assuming you know that the gold one is an EE. But you're talking about the 2 black ones, that snuck halfway out of the picture? [​IMG] If so, then you have BSL. One of mine is almost completely black as well, and every once in a while at the right angle she looks blue.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  9. jacobkelly15

    jacobkelly15 Out Of The Brooder

    85
    2
    41
    Nov 8, 2011
    Phoenix
    sounds like a black sexlink or black star it will be a black copper maran if it has feathered legs?
     
  10. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    7,544
    172
    316
    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I'm not seeing EE in the black ones at all. They look more like BSL to me.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by