What's my mystery chicken? Better pic now.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LadyMack25, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. LadyMack25

    LadyMack25 New Egg

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    It's the one in the middle that's black that I'm not sure of. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Here is a better close up pic. I'm torn on whether it's a roo or hen. No crowing as of yet. Not sure what to think.

    Thanks,
    Paige in TN
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    One of these things is not like the other...

    Could be an australorp? The picture is too small to see well [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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    Which of these things just isn't the same. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Black Giant or Black Astralorp and it is a Rooster. If it has dark brown nearly black eyes its a giant if they are lighter in color its an Astralorp. Either way, you win, they are great birds!
     
  5. awheel11

    awheel11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks just like my australorps. How old is it? I want to say it's a female because I have hens with even larger combs than that. But age could play into that, too. Pretty flock you've got! [​IMG]
     
  6. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if that's a rooster i will eat... no seriously [​IMG]
     
  7. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BA hen is my guess- the hen part I'm fairly certain of but the eyes do look a bit dark. Very pretty bird and I LOVE my BA's.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Black Australorp girl. Girly girl. I bet she's gorgeous in the sun, with that beetle-green sheen to her feathers!
     
  9. LadyMack25

    LadyMack25 New Egg

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    I picked them up on March 22 and they were a day or two old at most. So age is almost 4 months. I lean toward a hen too.
     
  10. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    hen. australorp.
     

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