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Any guesses on my "males added for warmth"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hholly, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed might these be?
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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like maybe a Black Australorp. Maybe a Jersey Giant as well. I've never had Jersey Giant chicks but I've heard how similar they are to Black Australorps and as adults the bottom of Australorps' feet are white not yellow like the Jersey Giant.
     
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  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Wow, they sent 13 of these guys. Lol.
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion Black Australorps are the best breed. You'll love them.
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  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pretty!
     
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  6. Birdrain92

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Most likely they are male Black Australorps. They could be Black Jersey Giants (the bottoms of the feet will tell) but since Australorps are the more common (and usually less expensive) breed, they are more likely Aussies.
     
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  8. Michael OShay

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    X2 on Birdrain92's post. Australorps are extremely hardy in both heat and cold, calm and gentle (great lap pets), and excellent layers of brown eggs. Of course the problem here is that since they are packing peanuts, they are almost certainly going to be all males. :eek:(
     
  9. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully there will be a mistake in there somewhere.LOL.
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  10. Michael OShay

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    LOL! That would be a nice break and it could happen. Sadly the "mistakes" always seem to happen in pullet orders where you end up getting a cockerel or two. I don't think I've ever had a hatchery make a mistake the other way. Makes one wonder doesn't it? :eek:)
     
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