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

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    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]
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    Here are some better pics of the "girls" [​IMG] in question
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  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.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
    Minnesota
    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
    Georgia
    I also agree that they are 2 beautiful black sex link hens [​IMG]

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  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
    Alaska
    possibly Black Sex Link

    See my BYC page for pics
     
  9. momof2monkeys

    momof2monkeys Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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

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