Australorp critiques

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pnyjmper89, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. pnyjmper89

    pnyjmper89 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd like to get some more experienced opinions on my just turned 12 week old pair of Australorps. I only have these two right now since I ended up with a cockerel, I'd like to wait until he fills out more to see if I'd want to bring in another hen and hatch out some eggs. My fiance was really keeping his fingers crossed that our little roo would have a chance to get shown, but all of a sudden his comb has started to flop over to the right. It seemed to have a correlation with the heat, as he had been in the AC during the hot parts of the day until just recently, but it could just be getting funky on us. Other than that obvious (and hopefully temporary) flaw, does the rest of him have anything that screams out, "don't breed me"? I've also included a couple pictures of our little girl. Keep in mind, they are only 12 weeks as of tomorrow so they still have some growing up to do. Just thought I'd get a preview critique [​IMG]


    Mr. Magic Man (his tail seems higher than normal here, maybe camera angle)
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    Struttin his stuff for the camera
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    Miss Dora trying to steal some attention
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    You can see his comb kind of wilting over to the side [​IMG]
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    Queen of the hill
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    Pretty Miss Dora
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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I dunno much about BA but that hen is so funny! Love the picture of her in the camera! [​IMG]
     
  3. pnyjmper89

    pnyjmper89 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's very in your face, just stares at you. And cries for you to grab her if she's not near her coop and it's getting dark like "heeeeey, put me away please?!". Dumb as a door nail for everything else though [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Ha ha - I have a few like that! They're sweeties, though! Love'em to peices! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Are you sure that there Australorp?
    Is "Mr. Magic Man" crowing yet?
    What are the bottoms of the feet (Mr. Magic Man and Miss Dora)


    Chris
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    The roo has too much of white earlobes, a REAL Aussie would NOT have white earlobes.

    Either you probably got a Black Leghorn (conformation does not look it) or a Minorca......if the hens lay white eggs, then that settles it.

    I would not use him for breeding. The flop over comb is a NO NO in showing. They must stand erect. No folding, no tipping or flopping.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The White Earlobes are a big fault in Aussie.

    Chris
     
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  8. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im with EweSheep on this one...Per Standards Australorps are to have bright red earlobes.
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    JMO Aussies are a hard breed to perfect. This was the best Roo I had, but he still wasn't the best. He looked okay though. You can use him to compare a little.

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  10. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got back in from looking at my black australorps and they all have dark earlobes. Mine are hatchery stock and are 8 weeks old. So far my black australorps combs stand straight

    **I edited my post because I made an error on it
     
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