Australorps breed Thread

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

  1. starlingdaly

    starlingdaly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2013
    Sanford, NC

    Yes, same for me!! Thankfully all the chicks I have already keep me distracted. :)

    I ordered a Delaware, Barnevelder, Golden Spangled Hamburg, Speckled Sussex, a true BBS Ameraucana and a couple of BBS Laced Red Wyandottes. All pullets from My Pet Chicken. This will be my first experience ordering live chicks from them and I now realize I overpaid quite a bit on the Ameraucana as I am incubating hatching eggs as we speak that I got for a fraction of the cost of the pullet chick. So that pullet had better be pretty **** good. :)

    Some of the chicks (Delaware, Speckled Sussex) I bought to replace ones that died young earlier in the season. I really like both of those breeds temperaments and personalities. :)

    I have a crazy mixed flock. :)
  2. holypolish

    holypolish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2013
    Thank you! Opinion is mixed on it. I hope hen too. I appreciate your response.
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    The 7 Hupp Farm chicks are 8 weeks old and looking nice!



    I have two grey and five Black chicks and three cockerels and 4 pullets.

    Cockerel 1


    Cockerel 2--nicest so far?


    This is the special one, a Blue Cockerel--I also have a very nice blue pullet:


    They really enjoyed being outside today and I was able to add two panels to their brooder. They really needed more room....They are huge!
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2013
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  4. blom545

    blom545 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2012
    Cape Town,South Africa
    Are these two chickens blue australorps?
    [​IMG]the roo

    the hen
  5. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Waverly, NY
    they sure look like blue aussie to me but might be american blue orpington

    looking good ron..i like the first cockeral.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2013
  6. tigercreek

    tigercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you might have a mix of something else. The leg color look very light for an Aussie, and it's hard to tell from the pic, but I don't think the eyes are dark enough either. Love the color though!.......stan
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  7. DeesHens

    DeesHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Looking super good Ron. [​IMG] Amazing how fast they grow. I swear I can see mine growing while I watch them. [​IMG] ~Dee~
  8. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2013
    9 of the Gilbert 20. They are now 6 weeks old.

    At what age do most of you start sorting for culling? I know they have a lot of maturing to do yet but I am starting to get my favorites.

  9. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    For heritage breeds, do not cull for anything but DQs until after the first molt--could be 1.5 years.
  10. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Forgive my noobishness, but what does DQ stand for?

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