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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by HeatherTheMommy View Post

They are 4.5 weeks old. Im almost positive i have the worst luck ever and got all boys.

That, and the employees at TSC know absolutely nothing, and will say anything to get chicks sold. You would have saved money ordering directly from a hatchery, even with a small order fee.


Edited by junebuggena - 5/24/16 at 9:10am
post #12 of 17
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Ya i went in and the bin said black sex links. Then a week later it said black australorps. I made sure to get ones with no dot on the head because some did have white dots. So annoyed they mislabeled them
post #13 of 17

You may check and see if the TCS will take them back.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #14 of 17

They could very well be cockerels. However,  all of the Black Australorp hens I've seen have quite large combs, though. Here is an example. In the picture below they are all hens (full grown).

Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by littlegreywolf View Post
 

They could very well be cockerels. However,  all of the Black Australorp hens I've seen have quite large combs, though. Here is an example. In the picture below they are all hens (full grown).

Those combs are no larger than the average single combed bird. It's the Leghorns that have really large combs.

post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
I do have an australorp hen. Ive had her for a year and i rememver her comb being black?
post #17 of 17
That's called gypsy face, and it is something a chick will grow out of as the mature. It is the result of malanizers associated with the extended black gene. Not all Auatralorps will have it as chicks.
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