Australorps breed Thread

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

  1. starlingdaly

    starlingdaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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!

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

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    Cockerel 2--nicest so far?

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

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    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!
     
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  4. blom545

    blom545 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these two chickens blue australorps?
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  5. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they sure look like blue aussie to me but might be american blue orpington

    looking good ron..i like the first cockeral.
     
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  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

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    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

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    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.

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  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

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    Forgive my noobishness, but what does DQ stand for?
     

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