Black Australorp

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UnionMan, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. UnionMan

    UnionMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was sold the two birds on the left as sexed black australorp pullets. I'm a 99.9% sure they are pullets but the being australorps is what I'm questioning. They both are black with a green hue in sunlight but one pictured now has feathers going down her legs. And has some gold/copper feathers showing up on her neck.
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  2. UnionMan

    UnionMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. I mean both birds on the right.
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they? The comb and wattles on the one in the middle worries me. I think you're right; with feathers on the legs, they can't be Australorps, but they might be Australorp crosses.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not Aussies if they're not clean legged and pure black. Who knows what else, depends on what the seller had. Feather legged and reddish color may be a black copper marans.
     
  5. UnionMan

    UnionMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the picture they are around 15-16 weeks. This is going off the age the seller said they were. Which is also who said they were pure australorps. They are around 24 or so weeks old now and the one is showing the copper colored feathers and has feathered feet. The other one is still all black with clean feet. I'm not to worried about pure breeds since I just have a small mixed flock for eggs. Just like to know what chicken breeds I have.
     
  6. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what I think.
     
  7. UnionMan

    UnionMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some updated pictures. If you look closely I tried to get a picture showing the gold/copper feathers coming thru on her neck. Also a picture of her shanks.
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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  8. UnionMan

    UnionMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry but Black Australorp's have red earlobes. They are still beautiful. :thumbsup
     
  10. lori stetson

    lori stetson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise 4 different breeds including australorps and your pullets look a lot like the light brahma over australorps and australorp over americanas that I was raising before i got all my pens finished.
    Both crossea were great layers and I have to agree that the middle bird looks like a roo. Their combs tend to start developing pretty early.
     

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