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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joeyfender, Mar 5, 2013.
This Oreo. What breed is he/she? I was thinking a giant of some kind?
Looks like Black Australorp.
I'm curious how you all know it's an Australorp. We got a brown layer assortment from McMurray and got four black chicks. We had ordered two Australorps specifically (outside of the assortment) so we know that two of them are for sure, but as far as I can see the others could just as easily be Black Giants, Barred Rocks, Black Stars or even White Giants (until their feathers start coming in, of course). But with the chicks it's hard to tell. Really curious!
To me it looks like Black Jersey Giant as it is much larger than the RIR. They were born on the same day.
Barred Rocks have a white or yellow 'Cap'
I thought Jersey giants had more of a blackish face and australorps had the white come up the face more like this one...but after looking at some pics I guess there is varying degrees of white even among the same breed. I also see the white tips on her wings much like my BA hen had when she was growing up. I guess with the varying facial blackness/whiteness it is harder to tell than I thought. The Black and White adult striped birds seem to have the white/yellow dot on the back of their heads (BR and Doms)
I dont know now for sure! ha.
Here is my BA, Holly when she was a chick.
Black Australorp. I'm not sure
My new baby Australorp: (at least I hope. Rural King has steered me wrong before)
I grabbed the single chick in the entire bin that had the most white on its face. The rest were darker like yours.