What are we???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melissastraka, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    These are my new babies. I got them at 5 weeks old and they are about 3 months now. We got about 30 of them and these are the ones i dont know about. I thought i got BR and Silver Wyndottes but now I dont know what these are or their gender...any guesses?


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    Could one be a Dom and an EE??? LOST!!!
     
  2. Waveron

    Waveron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does look like a EE cross with a black star or black Giant. But I'm not sure.
     
  3. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    It looks like a black sexlink? at least partly. Sandy
     
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    The black chick looks like a sex-link/black star to me too - the grey legs, single comb, & black body with brown chest & neck feathers - looks just like our black stars.
     
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I have never had a black star. are they good layers?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Black stars are great layers 4 to 5 eggs a week.
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Yes, they are bred to be easily sexed as chicks and are great layers. I believe they are a cross between a barred rock and a RIR - can't remember which one has to be the hen. The boy chicks look like barred rocks when they are little, which is why yours had you so confused. The female chicks end up being black with varying degrees of brown on their chests & necks. We have a few and they are some of our friendlies chickens.
     
  8. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    on the barred rock or dom is there any golden/red showing in the feathering if so you could have another sex link there too where did you get these chicks/pullets/cockerals from?
     
  9. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top one is a dom barred color patter with split comb the second one black star.
     
  10. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I got these on from a posting on craigslist and he was local so we tried him. i wont be going back to him again.
     

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