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Black Australorps

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Approximately 4-5 weeks. One is ~50% bigger than the other. Is it too early to make an educated guess?!

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My Australorps feathered pretty fast and were huge and they're pullets if that helps. Might be a bit too soon.
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Hmmm. 50% larger is rather significant of a difference. And the bird appears to be well feathered too, which males usually bulk up faster and feather out slower then the pullets.

 

Check the bottom of chicks feet. It may be possible that you have a Jersey Giant that got mixed into your order. They look pretty much the same, with the only difference being foot color. Jersey Giants will have yellow on the underside of their feet, and Australorps will have a pinkish white sole.

Newlyweds on six acres with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Dozer, and a flock and freezer full of Mohawk Rhode Island Reds.

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Newlyweds on six acres with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Dozer, and a flock and freezer full of Mohawk Rhode Island Reds.

Standard Bred: LF Mohawk Rhode Island Reds
http://quickfamilyfarm.weebly.com
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