What breed am I... (new photo at the end)

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

  1. Waveron

    Waveron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had thought that my hen was a black giant or maybe an black australorps, but some think she is a black sex-link... What defines the difference between them?

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    This is her as a chick last year:
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  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say she's either an Australorp or Jersey giant like you were saying, but I don't know what the difference is. Black sex-links have gold on their hackles and breast though.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Australorps have white feet on the bottom.

    Giants have yellow feet.

    A sexlink would have lots of red in the neck area.
     
  4. Waveron

    Waveron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her feet look blackish to me... with white toes, so I guess that would be Australorps? Is that right? She just doesn't look as filled out as the pics on MM.
     
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not a sex-link. Could be a black rock or a jersey mix.
     
  6. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    She doesn't look big enough to be a Giant (but I could be wrong, I know they mature slowly). I'd guess she's Australorp.
     
  7. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    The picture of her as a chick look just like the two week-old Australorp peeps in my brooder.

    eta: I hope they grow up to be as pretty as she is!
     
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  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have a BSL that looks a lot like her, but mine has just the tint of red on her breast so you probably have a small Australorp.
     
  9. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Waveron

    Waveron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for all of your help!
     

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