Black Australops and Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sfisher, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some 5 day old chicks, and I cant tell the Australops from the Barred Rocks. Is there some way to tell the difference? A picture would be great. I dont have a way to post any.
     
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Usually barred rock chicks are all black...with some yellow in and around head and wing. And Black Australorp are usually Whiter in the chest....head/face and wing tips. A pic would help greatly!
    Hope that helps [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2008
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Australorp:
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    Barred Rock:
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  4. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but they still look the same to me. I have two of each, and I have to split them up on Sunday. Two of them have a more pronounced white spot, on top of their head. Would those be the Barred Rocks?
     
  5. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump
     
  6. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep the barred rocks have the spot on top of their head,I have one with the spot that looks like a Chirstmas tree
     
  7. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    white on the head is barred rock
     
  8. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm. My australorp didn't look anything like SeaChick's when she was a baby. Here's a pic showing my BR and my Australorp at about a week old:
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    Note that the Australorp has black legs, a black beak, and a pure black head. The BR has pink legs, light beak, and some barred feathers showing already.

    My Australorp is a GORGEOUS bird, and (I think) a good example of the breed. She has no white on her, whatsoever.

    (edited numerous times because I can't type accurately to save my life!)
     
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  9. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's another picture of the two of them:
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Every BR will have a spot on the head. Australorps don't.
     

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