Black Astralorps?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MandyFitch, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. MandyFitch

    MandyFitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got three pullets, supposedly purebred and siblings. One has no rump and it was suggested on FB that they don't have the right body types to be BA. Thoughts?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? They don't strike me as pure Black Australorps.
     
  3. MandyFitch

    MandyFitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. MandyFitch

    MandyFitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 months old
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Is she truly rumpless or is she just missing normal tail feathers? What comb type do they have?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    looks like Australorp mix
     
  7. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They seem to be a little on the lighter side to be true Australorps...
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Though they could be hatchery quality, which often means they have smaller size than true, quality show-type Australorps.
     
  9. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Very true, although mine are hatchery quality and are fairly huge. They took a while to fill in though. My Buff Orpingtons on the other hand are my smallest birds, especially one of them, and Orpingtons are supposed to be large. So it depends I guess.

    Anyway, at 3 months old they should have developed a comb and wattles by now..

    They have the right color and leg color but between the no comb, no rump, and the upright stance, I would say they are most likely Australorp mixes or another breed altogether
     

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