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Rhode Island Red x Black Australorps

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Any of you crossed RIR roosters with Black Australorp hens?

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No one?

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I haven't but I would guess it would make an excellent layer smile with a nice personality big_smile

Tricia and Jason

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Tricia and Jason

Specializing in Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons, Cochin Bantams and Phoenix

Family: Co-leader of the Alachua 4H Poultry Club, County Poultry Liaison, Alachua County Fair Board member, Vice-President Alachua County 4H Club, Par-pro FFA, FFA Show Team, 4H Alachua County Junior and Senior Poultry Judging Team.  

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Here's a couple (one hen, one rooster) I hatched out last year from my Rhode Island Red rooster and a friend's Black Australorp hen.   I thought they were sharp looking.   They were staying at his house.   Now get this.   He didn't think they were that pretty and when a guy came by to buy a goat from him he sold him these two chickens as well.   For $14 each.   Guess how much of that money I got?   Ended that partnership real quick!

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq9/THunter38/Miscellaneous/RIRxBlackAustralorp.jpg


Edited by THunter - 5/1/09 at 12:59pm
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Those are beautiful.

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Gorgeous!

I have 8 RIRs. One roo, and I got 4 Black australorp pullets too.

I was thinking about hatching the BA eggs next spring to see what they get. Now I am planning on it. They look Gorgeous!!!

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~Jen
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Originally Posted by amarook 

They look Gorgeous!!!


That's what I thought.   Obviously, my "buddy" as no eye for such things.

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What breed is that little hen on the ground next to the big roo?
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Our local pet shop sells this breed of chicken for egg layers. We just got 2 chicks. They are lovely so far at 3 weeks. Loveable. Cant wait till they start filling out and getting proper feathers etc.

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I crossed my RIR Roo with black australorp..
Eggs hacthed yesterday.. Chick is all black including beak and legs..
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