What breed or breeds and gender do you think this 5 month old is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Taylorbandera, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Taylorbandera

    Taylorbandera In the Brooder

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    I just adopted this 5 month old chicken from a family who wanted a hen, but thought it was a roo. What do you guys think of sex and breed? 20171010_182311.jpg 20171010_182223.jpg 20171010_182214.jpg 20170929_103152.jpg
     
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  2. CSAchook

    CSAchook Crowing

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    My guess is black Australorp hen. My father has one that looks just like that (goofy comb and all). She looks ridiculous but is a great layer :)
     
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  3. Sunny-Side Up

    Sunny-Side Up Turn towards the sun & the shadows fall behind you Premium Member

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    I'm no expert at breeds, but the black feathers and white earlobes make me think Andalusian, and possibly a hen... But like I said, I'm only familiar with a few breeds.
     
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  4. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    black minorca hen would be my guess? Possibly a black leghorn (livorno) but doubt it. Not confident on the hen part, but feels more hen than roo to me.

    The white earlobes make me cross off a lot of breeds and it seems to have a smaller more perky body with a perky tail which makes me think Mediterranean breeds.
     
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  5. Arya28

    Arya28 Songster

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    My guess is either black australorp hen, or jersey giant hen. Sometimes a comb that is flopped over like that can indicate the chicken is not hydrated enough, isn't getting enough nutrients, or is sick with something. It's not always super serious, but you might want to look into that a bit. Maybe it's the breed, but a lot of breeds with even really big combs are supposed to have them standing up right. I could be wrong but I just thought I'd mention it so you can make sure she's ok :)
     
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  6. Bonniebooboo

    Bonniebooboo Songster

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    Blackpullet4Moold.jpg Looks like a hen to me. don't know breed, likely a cross breed. I have a little hen looks like her without that big a comb, she is a Barred rock cross, but is solid black with white ear lobes. that was a month ago, her lobes are whiter now. She just started laying eggs.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've never seen a Black Australorp with a floppy comb (like a leg horn hen). Maybe she is (?) is dehydrated :confused:
     
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  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    I agree with @venymae. She looks like a Black Minorca. Possible Black Leghorn, but they have yellow legs, which she does not. She is a pullet.
     
  9. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    That's a hen. That comb says leghorn to me, but the body shape says something else. Hmm very pretty girl tho.
     
  10. I've got a hen with a comb JUST LIKE THAT sold to me as a black marans; has foot feathers like a maran, lays eggs like a maran, was supposedly bred only to maran roo before I got her and I managed to hatch one of her eggs and he did not have the foot feathers; so maybe she's got summat else in her or I had my leg pulled. I'm voting mixed hen.
     

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