What breed do these black chickens look like?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by motherhenning, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. motherhenning

    motherhenning Out Of The Brooder

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    So I got these guys from TSC in April, and I had called the hatchery they came from (Townline) to ask what breed they could be, but they weren't able to help me much. Now that they're older, can anyone tell?

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    Here's what they looked like as chicks, with a bit of white on their tummies:

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  2. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I think the only "black" chickens that hatchery supplies are Black Australorps and Black Jersey Giants. So I think we can narrow it down to those two ....I don't have experience with either so I cannot offer more help than that.

    But I know someone with more experience with these breeds will be able to better solve this mystery. Good Luck!

    Dom
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Jersey Giant chicks (top)
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    Back Australorp chick

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    I'm thinking jersey giant
     
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  4. motherhenning

    motherhenning Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both! :) They definitely do seem like Jersey Giants! They were slower growing than the other chicks, so that would make sense.
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] I have never had jersey giants but they look like black australorps to me, here is my black australorp:
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    The black chick is the black australorp.
    This is her now:
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    I don't know about your TSC store but my tractor supply doesn't sell jersey giants. They do sell black australorps though. That's what I'm thinking yours are. [​IMG]
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have gotten Dorking from there [​IMG]
     
  7. Rockvillian

    Rockvillian Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a dead ringer for my Black Sexlinks.
     

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