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what breed do I have

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eggbudd, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. eggbudd

    eggbudd New Egg

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    I had 5 chiks given to me. They are now 7 months. They are black with green highlights. The rooster is beautiful he is black with lots of green highlights and a ton of little red feathers all over what breed would this be.
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Hard to say without a picture.
     
  3. LeaderStorm

    LeaderStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black with green highlights sounds sort of like an Australorp but the fact that the rooster has red feathers is what keeps me from saying they are. Is the rooster and the hens the same breed? Maybe the hens are australorps and the rooster is something else.

    Can you post pictures?
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Black Australorps are not the only breed with green highlights; this seems to be a rising "myth" - ANY black colored breed, which names almost all of them, should and/or can have green highlights.

    The black one with the red on him is not the same breed as the black one, however, there are a LOT of breeds and even mutts that come in those colors. Pics would help. [​IMG]
     
  5. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does he looks anything like this?
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  6. eggbudd

    eggbudd New Egg

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    crash 0330's picture looks just like my rooster, but mine has a lot more green and red. The hens came from the same batch and lay beautiful Xtra jumbo brown eggs. I mean these eggs are huge and have wonderful flavor
     
  7. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine has gotten much redder since that picture was taken, Ill take a picture tomorrow and post it here.
    he is a Black Copper Maran btw
     
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ditto
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The pictured bird is either a) Not a Black Copper Marans or b) Sorry, poor quality. He has the wrong color, too little color, and no feathered shanks.

    Anything with Wheaten, Duckwing, or Brown-Red coloring crossed with Black can create the color shown in the photo. (ie - a mutt. [​IMG] )
     
  10. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Poor quality Maran, sorry forgot to mention that, he looks waaaaay reder now tho, I know he is a BCM because I also hatched some 2 more out of the same eggs from the same flock and one of them came out with feathered shanks and just like a BCM.
     

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