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Australorp with white feathers???

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I just bought this hen as a pure black Australorp a few days ago. I noticed that she has a good bit of white on the tips of her feathers on her head and hackle feathers. what causes this? Is it possible that she is A mix breed? Or does this sometimes happen with Australorps? The white is only on the tips on her head and Hackel feathers. Thanks in advance! Here is a Picture of her:
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What color are the bottoms of her feet. Australorps should have white skin. 

Just looking at her, color aside, she doesn't look like an Australorp to me. Her eye isn't dark enough, and her beak looks yellowish, indicating yellow skin.

She might be a poorly quality hatchery bird, but I'm betting she's a mixed breed birchen colored hen.

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I have three austrolorps and none of them have this it might just be a mutation or a cross between two breeds
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She does have white skin
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