What breed are the black chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mskackle, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. mskackle

    mskackle Chirping

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    Can someone please tell me what breed these are? I know the reds are RIR, bought the blacks as black copper maran, but from all my research I have my doubts. Any help will be appreciated.
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  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    They look like Black Australorps to me, but the rooster looks to be a mix of some sort.
     
  3. daniel rainey

    daniel rainey Chirping

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    i agree
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    What color are the bottoms of their feet? If white, they are Australorps; otherwise, they are Black Jersey Giants.
     
  5. mskackle

    mskackle Chirping

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    I haven't looked at the bottom of their feet. I will try to do that tomorrow.
     
  6. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

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    Australorps
     
  7. mskackle

    mskackle Chirping

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    Thanks everyone. I looked at the feet this morning and they are white so I thinks all or your were right and they are australorps. They are a very beautiful chicken if they will start laying eggs bigger than a bantham egg.
     
  8. chispaza

    chispaza In the Brooder

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    We had a black australorp for a while and she laid huge eggs. How old are yours?
     
  9. mskackle

    mskackle Chirping

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    The egg in the center is from a barred rock the rest are from the black australorp. They have been laying for about 3 weeks. Should they get larger as the hens get older?
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yep, those look like Australorps. It's pretty common for new layers to lay smallish eggs (often called pullet eggs) for even a few months until their systems reach full stride.
     

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