What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dcsthebest, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. dcsthebest

    dcsthebest Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Vader. She's not much larger than our silkies, only about 5lbs at 8months old. We think she's a she because she's laying, but theres a lot of other conflicting things about her.
    Any ideas on breed?
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    Thanks!
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she's laying she is definitely a she. :)

    What colour eggs does she lay?

    She looks to me like an Australorp or a Black Sex Link.

    ETA : You're right, probably not an Australorp. Depending on the egg colour I'd guess a Black Sex Link or an Andalusian. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Not an Australorp. Might be a Black Sexlink or mixed breed.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks to me she's got white ears. Guessing she lays white eggs. With the Mediterranean body type there's a good chance it's a black colored Andalusian.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did she come from, a hatchery or a breeder? What color eggs does she lay?

    I agree not Australorp. I'm leaning toward mixed breed, myself, but knowing where she came from will help.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 on donrae's post
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    What color eggs does she lay? I'm thinking a Mediterranean breed like Andalusian, Minorca, or Leghorn (do they come in black?).
     
  9. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can get leghorns that are black but they are rarer :) I don't think this one is though because Leghorns have white earlobes.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  10. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it's white eggs I say Andelusian. I have two blue and one splash Andelusians and she looks very similar. When did her comb and wattle start to grow? My girls are 3 months old and still don't have comb development.
     

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