Australorp w/ copper neck feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by keithallen1965, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. keithallen1965

    keithallen1965 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a black Australorp Roo about 12 wks old getting new feathers in his neck that are copper colored. Is this normal for this breed?[​IMG]
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I can't tell you if it is desired or not, but I have seen it a lot.
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Highly undesirable, birds like this would be disqualified here, and should not be bred with unless you can not obtain better. If used select sons that are solid black.
    David
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    that would make sense as the only australorps I have had or seen have been hatchery birds.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    As blackdotte said...
    Australorp are to be solid black..

    Chris
     
  6. Phoenixxx

    Phoenixxx Chillin' With My Peeps

    So the bit of copper I saw on a handful of body feathers on one of my young aussies is normal? I just spotted it today and right away started thinking I was sold a cross-breed rather than the heritage I was told they are.
     

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