Black Australorp hybrid??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StaceyLagana, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. StaceyLagana

    StaceyLagana New Egg

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    Hi,
    Can someone please confirm the breed of this chicken. I believe its a Black Australorp hybrid. It has a greenish sheen to the feathers when in the sunlight and she's a wonderful egg layer, very regular and large eggs.

    Also, does anyone know if this type of chicken is sex-linked? And if so, how do I tell the girls from boys at day old age.

    Thanks for your help! :)


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  2. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the hen have some gold flecks in her breast feathers? If so, she's a black sex link.

    However if you breed her, you will not get sex-linked babies. Sex-linking only works for the first generation.
     
  3. StaceyLagana

    StaceyLagana New Egg

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    She doesnt have gold flecks
     
  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There really is no,Australorp hybrid.

    She looks like a Australorp.
    Is she very large
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    She could be a "Australorp Hybrid".
    She looks like a Hatchery Quality Australorp which would in most cases make her a Hybrid.
    Most of the hatcheries out there sell chicken that have Mediterranean blood added to the line which makes the offspring a Hybrid and in some cases a Sex-link.

    Example;
    Black Leghorn male over a Austalorp female would give you offspring that are all black birds, that can be sexed at birth and that are Hybrids.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like just an Australorp to me. I've never heard of an Australorp Hybrid.
     
  7. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me either
     
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've raised Black Australorps for years, and she looks like a Black Australorp to me (granted not a show quality one).
     
  10. StaceyLagana

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    Do all pure black australorps have black eyes?

    Also, i have been putting a purebred black australorp rooster on her and the chicks i hatch in the incubator are mainly black but occassionally there is a brown one.
     

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