Australorps breed Thread

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

  1. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    welcome to BYC. Where did you get the eggs? which part of the world are you residing?
     
  2. cracrzy4chicks

    cracrzy4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    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.
     
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  4. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
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    The babies meet the hens. Elphaba is in front.
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    Our entire chicken family!
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    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.)
     
  5. AParmer

    AParmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful girls!! How can you tell the difference between the Lorps and the SL? These two seem very similar.
     
  6. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  7. AParmer

    AParmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    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.
     
  9. JohnsonsJaxFL

    JohnsonsJaxFL Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two Australorps that seem to have a "Laid back sort of attitude" and somewhat friendly. We enjoy them.
     
  10. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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