Australorps breed Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by call ducks, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. DeesHens

    DeesHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute chick Dan. Hope you will have more of the same soon. ~Dee~
     
  2. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, You have already dubbed him a boy? Whatever is fine with me. I am happy to have one. Candled and eggtopsied the last 2 eggs in the 1st group tonight and one was an early quitter and one a late quitter. That is frustrating! If he gets company it will be out of the eggs due to hatch on June 6th or 7th. I am sure I will be trying more of those eggs again in the fall, along with Hupp Farm eggs
     
  3. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought you guys might like to see this video my husband took of me cuddling one of our black australorp roos, "Mr. Carson".
     
  4. Flowerbh

    Flowerbh Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok. So I watched this video about feather sexing chicks at a day (or 2) old. . Then I wrote to McMurray's Hatchery and asked them what breeds they used feather sexing on. This is the response I got from them.

    Dear Becky

    The following breeds may be feather sexed:

    Araucana
    Buff Orpington
    Rhode Island
    Black Giant
    Dark Cornish
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    White Rock,
    Buff Minorca
    Turkens
    Black Minorca
    Single Comb Leghorn
    Black Australorp
    New Hampshire
    Pearl Whites

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    Sincerely,
    Murray McMurray Hatchery

    So, watch the video and see how it is done. They show some great photos that you can learn from! Hope this helps us all!
     
  5. chicksister

    chicksister New Egg

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    This is a picture of my dads Black Australops mingling with his red chickens. They are sassy chickens. Unfortunately, he has to get rid of his little herd because he is no longer able to care for them.
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am sorry he can't keep them. Are you going to take them?
     
  7. Cowboy44

    Cowboy44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks... I'm very excited!!! How many do you have OCAP? Any cons?
     
  8. Cowboy44

    Cowboy44 Out Of The Brooder

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    What other breeds do you have? What made you go with Australorps? Lol just curious...
     
  9. GreatWhiteAfro

    GreatWhiteAfro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age should I start to see them develop wattle's? My girls are about 12 weeks old I think...i will try to get a picture to share with you all later today.
     
  10. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Within four weeks there was absolutely no doubt who was a rooster in our batch of chicks.
     

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