What breed is this chicken?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by epeloquin, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took in this chicken to my flock yesterday. She is a real cutie and we named her Esmeralda. She is all black with a green iridescence to her feathers, black beak and black feet like an Australorp has. BUT she has white ears which means she will lay white eggs, Australorps lay brown and have red ears. She looks big in the pics but is really about 2/3 the size of my Plymouth Rocks and Rhodies but she has a full comb and wattles which tells me that she is probably full grown or close. I am wondering if she is a crossed breed between an Australorp and a Bantam of some kind. I could really use help identifying this one!


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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    My guess is Black Minorca
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would guess an Australorp mix...
    How old is she?
     
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  4. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    x3 her ears should get whitter with age
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, mincora. They're a lighter breed, like leghorns, that's why she's smaller. And I don't think she's very old, cause like leghorns, they get big ol' floppy combs when they're ready to lay.
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you to everyone. Black Minorca is definitely what she is. I was being thrown off by the white ears and she is clearly young. I can't wait to see her mature. Thanks everyone! This is why I love BYC!
     

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