Australorp with White??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bridebeliever, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is my sweet little cutie patootie Australorp chick. Is she really an Australorp? She has the face of one, but she's got white on her wings and I thought she'd be all black with a greenish shimmer to her. I got her from My Pet Chicken so I don't think she's supposed to be a mutt...
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Sometimes Aussies have white wing feathers as part of the juvenile plumage. They lose them when they get adult feathers.
  3. GlenChick

    GlenChick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2015
    Speedy is an Australorp/Wyandotte cross.

    This is her as a chick.


    This is her as a pullet (six months on)


    I would suspect that your Australorp chick will lose her white feathers at first moult.
  4. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't expecting all black as a chick...just so you guys don't think I'm too silly. [​IMG] I was just surprised to see white feathers emerge on her wings.

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