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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:01 pm 
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So this is the little black chook from the start of the year, some BYP'ers identified "it" as a her for me back then so she went into the egg eating coop with the hylines, can anyone tell me what she actually is though? she is a nice chook same size as the hylines and lays a white egg. We call her black chook go figure.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:32 pm 
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She probably has some hamburgh in her, but at the end of the day just a pretty cross mix of breeds

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Lovely looking girl anyway!

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Looks a lot like my black hamburg but sound too big for a pure hamburg so Andy is probably right (he knows a lot more about poultry than i do).

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 Post subject: Re: LITTLE BLACK CHOOK
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naaaw she was so little, :-)

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 Post subject: Re: LITTLE BLACK CHOOK
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Here is a pic of my hamburg. She is pure but not necessarily show quality. Notice the dark eye, darker legs and high carriage of the tail. Her wattles are a little large and her comb a little overworked but it gives you the idea.

The fact that your girl has a greenish tinge to her legs and bay colour in the eye as well as the way she carries her tail are reasons to suspect that she is crossed with something else. The other tell tale sign is the way her earlobes are a little washed out but i have another black hamburg that also has washed out lobes. They are terrific layers and lay surprisingly good sized eggs when they mature. She will be an asset to your laying flock. :thumbs:

Maybe now you can give her a proper name. Mine are called B1 and B2 :nuts


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Hamburgh's are actually meant to have red eyes. Its surprising how many people and even some judges that don't realise this, so I feel its important to point this out to help spread the word :). Beautiful breed, they are usually good layers of white eggs (nearly all birds with white lobes will lay white eggs).

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Andy Vardy wrote:
Hamburgh's are actually meant to have red eyes. Its surprising how many people and even some judges that don't realise this, so I feel its important to point this out to help spread the word :). Beautiful breed, they are usually good layers of white eggs (nearly all birds with white lobes will lay white eggs).


Didn't know that Andy and must admit didn't bother to look at the standard as i am not a breeder of hamburgs. Thanks for the tip, you learn something every day.

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 Post subject: Re: LITTLE BLACK CHOOK
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yes I can see the cross in her now, she is a great chook, took a long time for her to find her place in the flock she deserves to stay. The purebred is very pretty indeed, gorgeous tail.

Ok so how about we change her name to little black chook :-)

Thanks for the interesting facts Andy and the pictures of your girl DottesnSilk


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