Black Chicken

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by gdwood84, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. gdwood84

    gdwood84 New Member

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    I am new to raising chickens but we received a black chicken from a friend of ours. I am not sure the breed but was very interested in finding out. If anyone has a clue please let me know. I will post pictures later after work.
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome. Yes, a good side shot of the bird would be very helpful in making an identification.

    Chances are I'll have to pull others in to help ID the bird because unless I raised the breed I stink when it comes to IDing other breeds.
     

  3. gdwood84

    gdwood84 New Member

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    I will be happy to post a picture of her. She looks a lot like a Ayam Cemani by the pictures I have seen on the websites. Thank you and I am looking forward to making a lot of contacts
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    If you don't know the parentage there is also the possibility that she's mixed.
     
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    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    gdwood84 New Member

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    I agree with you on the comb. I am not sure of the age and not sure if the comb grows as they age. I ran across this same article when I was researching as well. Thank you for the help in identifying our chicken.
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm giving a shout to one of our less active members, see if he can tell me I'm wrong once again. I think that's the only reason he shows up anymore. :D
     
  8. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    I'd guess a mixed breed. Ayams are expensive so they're usually not given away.
     
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  9. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Her wattles are not black, she is either a mix or a full ayem but a cull,as the breed is to be ALL black, with no leakage on wattles,combs ,inside mouths. No one gives away this breed unless they are culls or mixes
     
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  10. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have to agree on mixed. Maybe it's the pic but the head isn't shaped just right for either the swedish or the ayam. Makes me think mixed.