Australorp with rust colored underfeathers at hackles and yellow eye?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DenverBird, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought she was an Australorp when I got her as a pullet - she has the iridescent black feathers and slaty feet but has rust colored underfeathers, patterened kind of like a Wandotte, and yellow eyes. Good layer of light brown eggs.

    Does this sound like an Australorp?

    She's about the size of the Barred Rocks or a little smaller, and much smaller than the other black hen I got as an Australorp (biggest in the coop, has dark eyes, is all black with slate feet so I'm pretty sure about her.)

    I'll try to post a photo tomorrow.

    Thanks,

    -DB
     
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  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Sounds like she got some smut in the blood line.
     
  3. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can assure you she's a thoroughly decent chicken, my good man! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:No doubt, but the term "smut" refers to an impure genetic thread in her makeup.
    Its what is responsible for the random appearance of non-standard breed traits. It's made her a "mutt," I'm sorry to say.

    Dont tell her, but somethings is rotten in her genetic soup. [​IMG]
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Posting a picture would be more informative but it sounds like she's got another breed in her bloodline..[​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Could she be a black sex-link? Doesn't sound like and Australorp......second the need a pic sentiment
     
  7. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a photo of the suspect Australorp, though the more I think of it, the less I think she is...

    I just don't know how I'll break the news to here she's not the purebred we thought she was. [​IMG]

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    All opinions welcome!

    Thanks,

    -DB
     
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  8. shookpoultry

    shookpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Sex Link also known as Black Stars
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    That is a Black Sex Link, not an Australorp.
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 [​IMG]
     

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