What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by freckle, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. freckle

    freckle New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new here on byc and to chicken owning. Just wondering if anyone could tell me what breed this might be? I was given 6, 2 week old chicks. The mother was a regular sized all black chicken with a metallic green shimmer. The rooster was all black too, although I didn't get a chance to see him. (The owner didn't know breeds) All chicks have white bellies and bums and a few have speckled faces and two have a few white feathers on the longest part of their wings... Any ideas?? Or is it too early to tell?? [​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The most common black breed is Australorps, so for now that's as good a guess as any. You'll be better able to tell when they're older and you can see more of how the bird's built.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; they're likely Black Australorps.
     
  4. freckle

    freckle New Egg

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    Thanks guys! Does this mean the chicks will end up all black too ?
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, assuming that they are Black Australorps. As they mature, they will lose the white feathers and become all black.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute chicks!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably Black Australorps.
     

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