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post #11 of 17
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His feet are pinkish white underneath. He's about 8 months old and has little tiny buds where spurs are supposed to be.


He's a Black Australorp then.

post #12 of 17

He is not a jersey giant as their feet are of a different color.

post #13 of 17
@Michael OShay, I wonder if you could help me out then, because I just got confused by my own chickens lol...

I actually got some BAs based on your good report of them wink.png They are beautiful pullets, almost at lay.

Their feet are yellow... I'll have to take a pic if needed for comoaring, but they are yellow as yellow can be, and I am pretty sure they are purebred, even though they are Hatchery quality... Why do they have yellow feet then? They WERE pink to begin with!


Oh yeah, on the OPs picture question its a rooster, not that we didn't already know that lol.... Although now all I can say is its a black one lol, looks Australorp wink.png
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post #14 of 17
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@Michael OShay, I wonder if you could help me out then, because I just got confused by my own chickens lol...

I actually got some BAs based on your good report of them wink.png They are beautiful pullets, almost at lay.

Their feet are yellow... I'll have to take a pic if needed for comoaring, but they are yellow as yellow can be, and I am pretty sure they are purebred, even though they are Hatchery quality... Why do they have yellow feet then? They WERE pink to begin with!


Oh yeah, on the OPs picture question its a rooster, not that we didn't already know that lol.... Although now all I can say is its a black one lol, looks Australorp wink.png


There are two possibilities here where hatchery birds are concerned. The first is that someone at the hatchery has at some point mixed the two breeds together and your birds are a cross between the two breeds. The second is that the hatchery has accidentally shipped you Black Jersey Giants instead of Black Australorps. Hatchery workers sometimes make mistakes like that, for example shipping male Black Sex Link chicks instead of Barred Rock chicks as the chicks look alike. The problem can be further compounded by the fact that hatchery quality BJGs sometimes hatch with pinkish feet bottoms. Of course there is no way for me to know for sure here, but if the bottoms of their feet are yellow, they are not pure Black Australorps.

post #15 of 17
Well after all this I had to go check my hatchery Australorp because at 14 weeks she's so much bigger that my hatchery RIR's and Wyandottes! Verdict, slate legs and bottoms of feet white'ish.

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post #16 of 17
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There are two possibilities here where hatchery birds are concerned. The first is that someone at the hatchery has at some point mixed the two breeds together and your birds are a cross between the two breeds. The second is that the hatchery has accidentally shipped you Black Jersey Giants instead of Black Australorps. Hatchery workers sometimes make mistakes like that, for example shipping male Black Sex Link chicks instead of Barred Rock chicks as the chicks look alike. The problem can be further compounded by the fact that hatchery quality BJGs sometimes hatch with pinkish feet bottoms. Of course there is no way for me to know for sure here, but if the bottoms of their feet are yellow, they are not pure Black Australorps.

Lol they didn't like that examination at all, but I got to go look at the BOTTOM of their feet.. 4/4 are pink, but the one I guess I had noticed has yellow between her toes when looking from the top.. tongue.png

They came from McMurray Hatchery, I'm guessing the one in question us not a purebred; I was curious about her because of the yellow feet, but she is also bigger than the rest of the pullets, and even my full grown BRs, and she is only 16 weeks. She is also very docile and her comb is developing more slowly than her broodmates..

I'm going to assume I got an odd crossbreed or something, since the yellow throws off the whole purebred scenario wink.png

Thanks @Michael OShay smile.png
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post #17 of 17
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Lol they didn't like that examination at all, but I got to go look at the BOTTOM of their feet.. 4/4 are pink, but the one I guess I had noticed has yellow between her toes when looking from the top.. tongue.png

They came from McMurray Hatchery, I'm guessing the one in question us not a purebred; I was curious about her because of the yellow feet, but she is also bigger than the rest of the pullets, and even my full grown BRs, and she is only 16 weeks. She is also very docile and her comb is developing more slowly than her broodmates..

I'm going to assume I got an odd crossbreed or something, since the yellow throws off the whole purebred scenario wink.png

Thanks @Michael OShay smile.png


You're welcome. It could be that a BJG chick accidentally got mixed in with the BA chicks since they look so much alike.

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