What breed and gender is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 2Spooky4Me, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. 2Spooky4Me

    2Spooky4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 15 Australorp Hens 3 weeks ago and got 16. 3 weeks later, I am doubting their supposed breed and/or gender. I have around 12 of my 16 having brown and black striped feathers on their chest. These feathers are in the same pattern as a Plymouth Rock, but has the white on the Rock substituted with a golden brown. Some of the chickens (such as the one shown) have a golden feather with a black lining on the edge, like a golden laced Wyandotte. I doubt a genetic mutation, because I'm sure that every last one of the chickens I have came from a different mother. These came from Hoover's Hatchery in Dur, Iowa.




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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    If I were you I'd shoot them an email, because there's no way those are australorps. And I'd especially email them if you ordered pullets because the one pictured is a cockerel.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    agreed
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, that is unfortunate about your chickies I'd send them an email as well.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree the bird pictured is a cockerel, and I'm not sure right off what breed it would be with that coloring. I'd be contacting the hatchery with pictures and getting a refund. Unfortunately, that doesn't help you deal with a bunch of cockerels you didn't want.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry it's a cockerel and definitely not a Black Australorp
     
  7. 2Spooky4Me

    2Spooky4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your thoughts. Any ideas on what breed this could be?
     
  8. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a black star?
     
  9. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree or maybe a golden laced wyandote, possibly a barnevelder.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not a black star, a cockerel would be black and white barred.
    Not a Wyandotte, it's not laced and has a straight comb.
    Not a Barnevelder, it's not laced.
     

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