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Australorp question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sloallie10, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Im getting chicks in a few weeks from my feed store. One of the chicks i am getting is a australorp and i have done lots of reashearch and i have noticed that when they are chicks some have more white than the others. Like some just have a white under belly and some their face is white, so does the amount of whiteness affect the apperence of look of the chicken when it is older?
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    No, when they feather out into adults they will be black. [​IMG] Although, my australorp had just one feather with a tiny bit of white on it lol
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

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    I've got a Blk Sumatra chick that is white and black. It will turn black.[​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Here's a picture of my Black Australorp, Matilda:
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    Notice the lovely beetle-green sheen to those black feathers? I think she's quite pretty!
     
  5. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    I have them too. It's kinda interesting they start out white and black and turn all black. Here's a picture of my roo all grown up and a couple of his ladies in the background. He's got a really good temperment for a roo too.
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  6. gryeyes, your Matilda is a beautiful Lady.
    paddock36, your roo and his harem are simply glorious!
    I can hardly wait until my teen Aussies are fully feathered and glorious, as are these magnificent birds!!!
    Thanks for sharing them!

    Blessings
     
  7. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    Rachel'sFlock you need to take pictures of your babies and post them. Everybody loves to see the babies.
     
  8. here u go, paddock36:
    a few chooks:
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    I took these 2 days ago when they went out into the Chickenarium. Such a hard day, but I am delighted they are doing fine. Better than I am...[​IMG]
     
  9. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    Looks like you have some nice babies which will be all grown up in no time. [​IMG]
     
  10. they seem well on their way, paddock36!
    Thanks for the nice compliment.

    Blessings
     

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