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Australorp Black Created by Chickndaddy Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Bantam Black Australorps are a beautiful breed of chicken that originated in Australia with the Orpington being used in its development. They are a soft feathered bird with glossy black feathers with a beetle-green overlay. This breed has a single comb, medium in size with five points. They should have dark eyes and shanks. Australorps are also available in a large fowl as well as in blue, splash...
Breed Details: Vulturine guineas are the largest birds in their family Numididae. And are the only species in their genus shown by their scientific name, (Acryllium vulturinum). In the wild this bird breeds throughout Northeastern Africa, from Uganda south into eastern Kenya. Arguably one of the most attractive in its family. They are large, 61–71 cm, with a round, but slightly tapered body and small head. It is longer in the wings, neck, legs and tail than other guineafowl. The adult has a...
Breed Details: The Black turkey should have a lustrous greenish black plumage, shiny black with metallic green overlay and a more dull, flat black underneath. White, bronze, or other off-colors are considered undesirable; although poults may show off-color feathers, especially white, that are molted at a later time. Hens seem more likely to have stray white feathers while mature toms occasionally have brownish-bronze feathers in the tail. This can also be due to crossing strains as Europe...
Breed Details: The Blue Scale is about 10 1/2 inches long at maturity. The sexes are almost identical in plumage color. Their name come from the delicate scale markings in their plumage which varies from slate blue to grayish in color. Both sexes have the cotton topped crest. Males can be detected from females by the plain brownish chin coloration. The females will have light pin stripes in the chin area. In the wild these small birds breed in pairs. The breeding season varies throughout its...
Breed Details: In the wild Rosybills (Netta peposaca) are a common duck found on lakes and marshes with dense vegetation in South America ranging through southern Brazil south into Argentina and Chile. In the wild these ducks are not considered threatened or endangered. These ducks received their name from the drakes distinctive large, rosy colored bill that has a prominent knob at the base. Drakes are stunning with their glossy black plumage and lighter grey sides all delicately marked with...
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