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What breed and sex do I have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sstielst, May 11, 2009.

  1. sstielst

    sstielst In the Brooder

    Sep 7, 2008
    I have a grown hen whose breed I don't know. Can anybody help me? She lays beautiful brown eggs.

    I also have a chick (the dark one--ignore the white hen) and I don't know its breed or, more importantly, its sex. It was born in late March so is around 6 weeks old. Any idea? Would additional pictures help?




  2. Becky_H

    Becky_H Songster

    The chick looks like a roo to me. I have *no* idea what kind of hen that is, except for very pretty.
  3. I had that same hen. It's a Black sex link, or, in other words, a mix between a Rhode Island red male and a barred rock female. As for the chicks, beats me. It's always harder to tell what the breed is with chicks.
  4. gel2727

    gel2727 Songster

    May 5, 2009
    The hen looks like a Black Star, it's a cross breed, very good layers. The chick could be several different things, possibly a Black Australorp, they have a green sheen to their feathers. Black Giant maybe, or another Black Star.

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