Australorp ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 65browneyes, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All this time, I've thought my alpha hen, Ethel, was an Australorp. She's a big girl, single comb, beautiful green sheen to her gorgeous black feathers. And, red in the feathers of her neck/chest area. I assumed the red was normal for some 'Lorps because of the sheen.

    Further research on feathersite.com indicates 'Lorps feathers are all black.

    Have I a fine example of a Black Sex-Link here? I'll get a good pic of her and post tomorrow.

    I have another hen, Zelda, who I'm confident is a 'Lorp. She's my "Breck Girl" (remember the old Breck hair product commercials??), and she's my Silkie Roo's favorite. He's got her nearly bald. When she's fully feathered, she is black with the green sheen.
     
  2. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who I thought was an Aussie forever until I really checked her out. She has one little golden patch right behind her eye. She's my Black Sex-Link in disguise. [​IMG]
     
  3. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was finally able to get a couple "decent" pics of Ethel. She loves being the center of attention, so long as whatever you have in your hand is something she can eat. Little brat was barely still long enough to get these:

    This is a little blurry, but shows the green in her feathers as well as the markings that make me wonder.

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    and here. Also, her legs are black or very dark grey, although the true color isn't represented here.

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  5. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks just like my Black sex-link
     
  6. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, ChickenMommy! You've confirmed what I suspected. I do believe I have 3 Black Sex Links! LOL
     
  7. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a Black Sex link.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, just line my sex link. bald on the head too.
     

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