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Bantam Australorp?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AnimalsComeFirst, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ever see anything like this? We just got this lil girl today and noticed how small she is! She is about 2 pounds - very light for her breed.

    Is she a bantam or just very small? She is almost 4 months old.
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  2. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Ha! I have never heard of a Bantam Black Australorp now that I think of it. She might not even be an Australorp at all. Australorps are all black except for the bright red combs. Their feet and shanks should be all black. Maybe she's a mixed breed? Very cute though. Is that a rosecomb or a single comb? The 2nd one looks like a rosecomb and the first one...I can't really tell.
     
  3. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Wait! Never mind.... Looks like there is such thing as a bantam austalorp.



    [​IMG]Class: English
    Type: Large Fowl & Bantam <<<<<<<< See!?
    Size: Heavy (7-8 lbs)
    Rarity: Common
    Purpose: Dual
    Recognized Varieties: Black

    I borrowed this from Mypetchicken.com



     
  4. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    My resources tell me there is such thing and are rare but I just can't find a picture.


    I'll keep looking.
     
  5. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a feeling she is because her last owner raised her from a chick and was almost positive she was a Australorp. Its a single comb.



    I saw that and that's why I wanted to see if anyone on here had one.
     
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  6. spangledcornish

    spangledcornish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes there are such things as bantam Australorps they are just as great as the standards

    here are some of ours
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  7. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Cute!
     
  8. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute! Thanks for posting!
     
  9. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are lovely!
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I know several Aussie bantam breeders out west that are raising them. Beautiful birds!
     

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