What breed and sex do I have?

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

  1. sstielst

    sstielst Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi-
    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?

    Thanks!!
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  2. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    The chick looks like a roo to me. I have *no* idea what kind of hen that is, except for very pretty.
     
  3. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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