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Black australorps w/red

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by whambam, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. whambam

    whambam Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the deal on this pullet?

    She's my "most mature" girl out of the bunch, I think they are around 16 weeks old, without counting.

    She has red around her face and her neck, I dont know much about them as they are my first. Is this normal?
    When will they start looking like hens, all fattened with bigger waddles etc?
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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Actually your black australorp is a Black Star (also called black sex link) which explains the red coloring around her neck.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  3. whambam

    whambam Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes sense. Oh well! I guess I have three black lorps and a black star.
     

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