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Australorp with White??

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Here is my sweet little cutie patootie Australorp chick. Is she really an Australorp? She has the face of one, but she's got white on her wings and I thought she'd be all black with a greenish shimmer to her. I got her from My Pet Chicken so I don't think she's supposed to be a mutt...

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #2 of 4

Sometimes Aussies have white wing feathers as part of the juvenile plumage. They lose them when they get adult feathers.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #3 of 4

Speedy is an Australorp/Wyandotte cross.

 

This is her as a chick.

 

 

This is her as a pullet (six months on)

 

 

I would suspect that your Australorp chick will lose her white feathers at first moult.

post #4 of 4
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Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't expecting all black as a chick...just so you guys don't think I'm too silly. 😜 I was just surprised to see white feathers emerge on her wings.

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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