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What breed is this?
The rest of the Black Austrolorps have dark eyes, black/dark brown but this guy looks like he's a black cat as a chicken with those bright yellow eyes.



Is it still a Black Austrolorp or is it a similar breed?
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It's a hatchery quality Black Australorp. It's not uncommon for hatchery quality Aussies to have lighter eyes than the SOP standard calls for.

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SOP?
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Most likely a hatchery quality Black Australorp.

 

"SOP" stands for "Standard of Perfection", a book produced by the American Poultry Association that describes the ideal appearance of all breeds of chicken, duck, goose, turkey, and guinea fowl. Birds bred to the Standard exhibit certain breed characteristics, but because hatcheries don't breed to the Standard, their birds often lack traits such as correct eye color.

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Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

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It's a hatchery quality Black Australorp. It's not uncommon for hatchery quality Aussies to have lighter eyes than the SOP standard calls for.

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It's a hatchery quality Black Australorp. It's not uncommon for hatchery quality Aussies to have lighter eyes than the SOP standard calls for.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Most likely a hatchery quality Black Australorp.

 

"SOP" stands for "Standard of Perfection", a book produced by the American Poultry Association that describes the ideal appearance of all breeds of chicken, duck, goose, turkey, and guinea fowl. Birds bred to the Standard exhibit certain breed characteristics, but because hatcheries don't breed to the Standard, their birds often lack traits such as correct eye color.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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