Black Australorp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bisqit&Gravy, May 25, 2008.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these good chickens as far as temperament? All it said in one of my catalogs were hens around 5 lbs. Is that too small for a standard NN?
    I saw some of these the other day that were 4 wks old. I was checking out the combs on them and noticed a difference. Is it obvious to tell at that age?

    My NN is very lonely and it's killing me. He's outside now b/c he stunk the room up. It wasn't bad until I had to turn the AC on and the smell went all thru the house. I have him set up next to my 6 wk old bantys. He wants with them really bad but they are mean to him. He chirps constantly way past dark:-(

    The place I saw them had tons of standard chickens ranging from day old to adult. They will be open tomorrow and I'm really thinking about going back and hope I can find pullet or two the same age as him.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Austrolrps have wonderful kind temparments and you could probably take a good guess at the sex at 4 wks, for they are very much like orpingtons
    make sure you get enough, you can always sell them later [​IMG]
    have fun
     
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  3. kray

    kray Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken Obsessed-How do you tell the sex of Black Australorps at 4 wks?
     
  4. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to know. If I pick the ones with the smallest combs I should be safe, right....I hope...hahaha
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:generally their wattles and combs are more developed if they are boys but I wouldnt completely rely on it,,,,orpingtons are the same way
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Bisqit&Gravy :

    That's good to know. If I pick the ones with the smallest combs I should be safe, right....I hope...hahaha

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    thus the xtras​
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I also try to compare leg size and then look in their face long and hard and look for the pretty and dainty ones [​IMG]
     
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
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    austrolorp:

    good egg layer
    calm temperment
    econimical eater

    the more you hold them the tamer they will be

    [​IMG] not sure about sexing thing
     
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  9. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Austrolorp. She is my favorite by far. I couldn't help you with the sexing thing, but hopefully at 4 wks, you can tell a bit of a difference.
     
  10. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    The first chickens I ever had was a whole bunch of A-lorps. They were super birds - everything everyone says about them is true.

    Get them.
     

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