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Australorp with white feathers???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by landob123, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. landob123

    landob123 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2014
    I just bought this hen as a pure black Australorp a few days ago. I noticed that she has a good bit of white on the tips of her feathers on her head and hackle feathers. what causes this? Is it possible that she is A mix breed? Or does this sometimes happen with Australorps? The white is only on the tips on her head and Hackel feathers. Thanks in advance! Here is a Picture of her:[​IMG]
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    What color are the bottoms of her feet. Australorps should have white skin.
    Just looking at her, color aside, she doesn't look like an Australorp to me. Her eye isn't dark enough, and her beak looks yellowish, indicating yellow skin.
    She might be a poorly quality hatchery bird, but I'm betting she's a mixed breed birchen colored hen.
  3. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2015
    I have three austrolorps and none of them have this it might just be a mutation or a cross between two breeds
  4. landob123

    landob123 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2014
    She does have white skin

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