Black australorp chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cason, May 25, 2011.

  1. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Long story short- have chicks from Estus Hatchery, Springfield, MO. bought at Orchelins. First purchase- 10 pullets- turned into Barred Rock and 5 are crowing lol. Called and they sent replacements. These 10 are about a week old now and have their little wing tip feathers and they are WHITE!!! Called again- Estus assured me that they do have white tipped wing feathers at this age. Does anyone here know if that is true, or not? [​IMG]
  2. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Near Bert Blyleven
    My Bl Aust has white tips here and there, but they are disappearing quickly. She's 12 weeks.
  3. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, whewwww... thanks!
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Mine had white tips also but they don't anymore.
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  6. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks.. yes they look like these chicks, but their wing tips (feathered) are now white. Just alarmed me because of the previous shipment (Barred Rocks)
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Some have the white wing tips, some don't. I ordered two and got one with white tips and one without. The white is still there at 7 weeks but I hear the first molt will result in an all-black bird.
  8. crazynnfan5

    crazynnfan5 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2011
    our black one is All black but with that shinnny green tint... wish i had some white...

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