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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by call ducks, Mar 27, 2010.
welcome to BYC. Where did you get the eggs? which part of the world are you residing?
I hatched 4 Aussie chicks on Easter weekend. I was very lucky and have a roo & 3 pullets. I would like opinions on them, but I don't know what you need to see in the pics. Please let me know so I can post & get feedback. Thanks
Be careful with the starchy treats--I had one die from Fatty Liver and the Necropsy report said common in certain breeds--Pretend they are diabetics, lol.
I would keep more than 4 unless you are subject to an inspection.
Here is Elphaba at 11 weeks old (two weeks ago). You can clearly see here weird leg color, but not her eye color, which has changed from gray to grayish-dark brown. I am loving the beetle sheen, it is so much better in person. She doesn't like being held at first, but she calms down after a few moments, which is fine by me.
The babies meet the hens. Elphaba is in front.
Our entire chicken family!
Digging through our bush
Ninja tries to dustbathe. I was fooled into thinking she was an Australorp at first (she had the beetle green feathers), but she is a Black sexlink. (inexperienced breeders, probably.)
Beautiful girls!! How can you tell the difference between the Lorps and the SL? These two seem very similar.
The difference is more obvious with a different view. Ninja (SL) has black feathers laced with gold on her keel, and her legs are darker gray.
And thank you, I agree that they are very pretty.
Thank you. This is something I will certainly keep an eye for when raising my Lorps. Though one of the other members has confirmed a slight doubt in about two of them.
The chicks look similar so in the big bin at the feed store it is hard to tell which is a BA and Which is a Black sex link. It is quite common. The color in the neck is a dead give away--along with the wrong leg color.
We have two Australorps that seem to have a "Laid back sort of attitude" and somewhat friendly. We enjoy them.
If not for the golden keel feathers, I would say Ninja is pure Australorp- she has the dark gray legs, after all. I was hesitant to get her at first (her keel feathers looked different), but we wanted pullets and Ninja was the only definite pullet. Also, I think the breeders may have accidentally mixed BSL hens and Australorp hens.