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What are my girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jaredthefox, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given these girls the owner didn't know what they are. I am curious if they are a breed or a barnyard mix? One of these girls lays a dark brown egg with speckles on it. See pic. [​IMG]
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm fairly sure that they are black sex links.
     
  3. cocoganger

    cocoganger Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks just like my black sex link.
     
  4. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I thought too but why the dark egg??
     
  5. cocoganger

    cocoganger Out Of The Brooder

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    My knowledge and experience is way too limited to have an answer for that... Seems like brown egg layers can vary quite a bit on shade of eggs. I'm curious to see what more experienced people have to say.
     
  6. srslychickning

    srslychickning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means an expert, but one of the pictures above looks like it could be a poor quality FBCM. I don't see any leg feathers and the copper is barely there, but it has the right basic shape and comb. I have three of them and they all lay an egg that looks just like the brown speckled one.
     
  7. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible that the hen in question is. I know that I have gotten one from the same person. The first pic is the girl to be suspected to be a fbcm. She dies not have furry legs. The second and third is one I have been told by other BYC members is a FBCM. [​IMG]
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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I was also thinking a black copper Marans may be in the group
     
  9. srslychickning

    srslychickning Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of them look like Black Sex-Links. The ones that have feathers on their legs may be Black Copper Marans.
     

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