What breed(s) am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mejumpmore1, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. mejumpmore1

    mejumpmore1 Out Of The Brooder

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    The pullet in the center is the one in question. I purchased her as a Black Australorp, but upon getting her home and taking a closer look realized there is no way she's a BA. Her eyes are orange, has a rose comb, black legs and copper colored feathering right around her head. Her body shape is very similar to my BCM. She recently laid her first egg, it was a large, dark brown egg...similar in shape and color to my BCM.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How odd...

    If I were to be placing bets, I would say either A) she's an extremely poor quality black Wyandotte, or B) she's possibly a Wyandotte/Marans cross. A black Wyandotte/BCM cross should in theory be completely black, however, chicken genetics aren't always so black and white - I'm guessing the red on her neck is a negligible amount at best since it's not visible in the pic. That would also explain the especially dark egg color and black shanks.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess she is Wyandotte/Marans as well.

    Lady of McCamley
     

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