Black australorp chicks?

Cason

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
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Green City, MO (North Mo.)
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?
 

Cason

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
598
19
174
Green City, MO (North Mo.)
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)
 

debid

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 20, 2011
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6,844
496
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.
 

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