Thought I was sure... now not so much

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momof2monkeys, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. momof2monkeys

    momof2monkeys Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2009
    near Austin
    We were given these 2 babies the day after Thanksgiving. They were found wandering around hungry and thirsty. We are guessing they are about 2 1/2 months old now. I was told they may be Ameraucana, then I thought Black Rock but they have black legs, so now I'm thinking Maran. They have clean shanks and the black feathers have an iridescent sheen. I am hoping with fingers crossed that they are girls, so far they look it to me.
    First pic is the babies next to my 5 month old little red hen, Nugget. She's banty and just gave me her first egg on Friday!!![​IMG]
    Here are some better pics of the "girls" [​IMG] in question
  2. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Both hens. I think they are black stars which if they are theres no question that they are hens.

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    I agree I would also say Black Sexlink hens, they are definitly not Ameraucanas and Marans have white legs
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I agree that the look like black sex links....egg laying machines!!
  5. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Yep! They both look like balck sex links. I have 4 of them and they lay like crazy... even in the -20 degree F. weather we have been having. Nice sized brown eggs. They normally start laying at about 16-20 weeks old. Congratulations!
  6. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
    I also agree that they are 2 beautiful black sex link hens [​IMG]

  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Girls.....Nice rescue!!!!! [​IMG]
  8. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    possibly Black Sex Link

    See my BYC page for pics
  9. momof2monkeys

    momof2monkeys Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2009
    near Austin
    I knew you guys would help me out. I am on this forum multiple times a day reading and hopefully learning all I can from you more experienced Backyard Farmers!
    Thanks for the confirmation, guys. I guess I can stop obsessing over them for a while. They aren't the most friendly girls but I keep trying to convince them I'm not going to eat them every time I touch them. I'm still trying to find their favorite treat so I can win them over [​IMG]
    I can't wait to be overrun with eggs!
  10. tccbaby

    tccbaby Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2009
    You give them a home, they give you eggs! Nice trade!!! [​IMG]

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