What Breed are these Beautiful Black Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Catfsm, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Catfsm

    Catfsm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know how to make this listing sophisticated so I am just writing and then I will add a couple photos.

    I get three hens from a woman who was keeping them inside her bathroom and feeding them canned kitty food! She said she had been unsure if they were male or female and named two of them male names. (Jeffry and Elvis!) The prior owner offered them to me when she read my wanted ad for some hens, but she cried when I came for them. She is a sweet person and she loved her little pets. I do not blame her. I love them, too, and they are so content out in one of our coops along with 5 other hens and a very handsome rooster! They have perked up considerably being off kitty food and on to chicken feed and fresh veggies and grass and bugs, and so on!

    I know that one of the three new ones is a Rhode Island Red. She is small and so very sweet. My mother named her "Darjeeling" because it was a nickname my father game me as a baby! I named the other hens in the group Fauna and Sophia.

    The other two are the ones I want to know about. They are nice and big and fluffy. They are a little bigger than my Plymouth Barred Rock and my Aracauna. They are a big as my beautiful big Buff Orphington, which was the biggest one until I got these two. They are shiny black. The pictures show them but it is difficult to get the color right: They are shiny black, and the black has a bit of green in it when seen in bright sunlight. At the chest, one looks sometimes as if she had some gold or copper colored metalic paint spilled on her. She is Sophia. Fauna has more black and less of this golden hue on her chest

    They lay brown eggs --large ones.

    The first photo is Fauna and Darjeeling and one of our roos named Kingy D.

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    Here is Fauna above and Sophia below or is it vice versa? (I do not think it matters.)

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  2. bluehillfarm

    bluehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black sex link. [​IMG]
     
  4. bluehillfarm

    bluehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to help I knew immediately that it was a black sex link because I have thought about getting a couple of those because they are so pretty :)
     
  5. Catfsm

    Catfsm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thanked either of you for the notes. So, thank you!

    My two Sex Links are great layers. Also, the big rooster named Kingy D is in love with the smaller sex link. Yup! He lives in the other small coop wth 4 hens. Every morning when I let all the chickens out, he runs straight over to the second coop to find his sweetheart! He spends the day with her in our back yard eating tiny things they find in the ground, grass, worms. They also take baths in the dry dirt. . Sometimes the two just go off together and stand side by side doing really nothing. Other times they run to my friend who loves them. He gives them a bit of bread or a slice of apple. I say they are on a date: a strole side by side, dinner and then, well, going to bed (only it is NOT done in bed at all but it is out in plain sight for everyone to see!)

    One website says that a black Sex Link can also be called a "Black Star", and we prefer this since it is just a bit more genteel! We all must be genteel when speaking of chickies, naturally!
     

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