(Chicks a couple of days old. Foreground - Ixworth, back - Australorp type ?)
(Chick at 8 weeks)
This post is mainly for Colour it Green but also for anyone who may be able to help me ID my little black chick. It's not too important as 'he' is for the pot, I'm just interested.
He hatched from a white egg in a clutch from a local poultry man ... long story, 13 dirty eggs, most of unknown origin, 2 hatched, the other is an Ixworth.
The birds were supposed to be suitable table birds. We know the breeder has Croad Langshan and Australorp, so these two breeds maybe a possibility. At the time when we bought the eggs most of the hens were out of their breeding pens and running free, so a cross is more than likely.
( Chicks 11 weeks old. Left - Australorp ? Right - Ixworth . The white showing on the head and neck of the black chick are new feather shafts )
(sorry about the quality of the photos, the chicks are somewhat camera shy and most of the photos I have are of the tail of a disappearing chick ! Click on photos to enlarge)