Australorp or Andalusian?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by denimeggs, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. denimeggs

    denimeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    She came in my McMurrays rainbow mix and is the same size and conformation as my Splash pullet which I believe to be an Andalusian. (They follow blue genetics.) She has some white primaries which you can only see when her wing is stretched out. She's about 9-10 weeks in the pics. The third pic is the Splash counterpart I compare her to.
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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I don't know but she looks like my Australorps and my Splash Andalusian was yellow as a chick.
     
  3. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say Australorp...
     
  4. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I also say BA. They can have some white primaries until they get older. Enjoy her, she will lay nice light brown/off white eggs for you. My BA's lay daily and kept up good production through their first winter(they are just 1 yr old). The egg colors range from almost pinkish to a nice golden brown.
     
  5. denimeggs

    denimeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry, on that last post is BA for Black Andalusian, or Black Australorp?
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her earlobes look like they maybe be turning white. That's going to be your determining factor. Andalusian will be white, BA will be red. I'm guessing andalusian.

    I got 3 black minorcas and 1 BA in my last rainbow layer order, and the australorp had a very different body style by that age. She was obviously different.
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    North-West Georgia
    Australorp [​IMG] The white primaries will go away.
     
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    denimeggs asked:
    I'm sorry, on that last post is BA for Black Andalusian, or Black Australorp?

    BA is Black Australorp​
     
  9. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Looks alot like our Australorps - BTW are absolutely the most friendly birds I have had!
     

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