Black Australorp question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by maus, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should they have a white tips on their wings when they have fully feathered out?
     
  2. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no but when they are chicks and some times in there first feathering they can have white tips
     
  3. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No white tips but they have white bellies as chicks.
     
  4. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    My three BA from Welps have white on tips of wings also.[​IMG]
     
  5. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same chick at 6 weeks
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  7. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gotten one from MMH that had a white tipped feather after it feathered out. I always wondered where that fit in the genes of a BA. will
     
  8. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is my understanding that this is not uncommon and once they molt these will disappear. I have 3 BA chicks from Welp that are now 9 weeks and all of them have some white on the tips of their wings. They also still have some little white puffs on their cheeks, its kinda cute. They're still teens, they will grow out of it and be big beautiful BA hens one day.
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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  9. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the white tip something that would disqualify them in a show?
     

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