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What other chickens are black? Misinformed on chicken being australorp

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by floridachickhatcher, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom bought 10 chickens from a lady who said they were australorps but after seeing pictures of that breed ours looks nothing like them they are small and they have no green tint on their feathers at all this same lady who sold us white rocks thought they were wyandottes after research and post from BYC members told my mom those are not wyandottes they have the wrong comb this lady didnt know what she had and they are not jersey giants or black sex links they dont have the red on their head and i found out the australorp breed was developed from Black Orpingtons which i know is a BIG chicken cause i want Buff Orpingtons ^_^ sorry i dont have pictures of them i dont have a digital camera
     
  2. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you describe the bird in a bit more detail? eg. comb colour and shape, colour of her legs/feet...
    more detail will help the ppl here help you better [​IMG]
     
  3. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:comb is pinkish red and its single comb and the legs are dark gray to almost black
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh, without pictures it would just be a random guess. There are SO many breeds that can be black. Lessee...

    Easter Egger
    New Jersey Giant
    Black Sex Link/ Black Rock
    Black Old English Game
    Sumatra
    Black Wyandotte
    Black Cochin

    ...just to name a few.

    If you don't have the ability to upload pictures, maybe you could google for pictures of black chickens, and link a picture that looks like yours.

    Hope that helps a bit!
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they bantams or large fowl? Do they have crests? Feathered legs? Extra toes? What color are the bottoms of the feet? How old are your birds? Most breeds of chickens have black as a variety. Pics would help greatly.
     
  6. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:okay i can tell you its not an EE,Sumatra or a Wyandotte nor a cochin and omg i think they are Black Old English Game i just saw a pic of one and some of them look like this! i thought their combs had been pecked at oh my momma is not gonna be happy when she finds out they are bantams [​IMG]... this whole time we thought they were malnourished from their old owner and thats why they were so small in the end find out they are suppose to be that small [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Thank you Pele for listing the black chickens!
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] you're welcome. Yay my random wild guessing worked!
     

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