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Black Australorps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SharCarm, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. SharCarm

    SharCarm New Egg

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    Approximately 4-5 weeks. One is ~50% bigger than the other. Is it too early to make an educated guess?!

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    SharCarm New Egg

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  3. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Overrun With Chickens

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    My Australorps feathered pretty fast and were huge and they're pullets if that helps. Might be a bit too soon.
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. 50% larger is rather significant of a difference. And the bird appears to be well feathered too, which males usually bulk up faster and feather out slower then the pullets.

    Check the bottom of chicks feet. It may be possible that you have a Jersey Giant that got mixed into your order. They look pretty much the same, with the only difference being foot color. Jersey Giants will have yellow on the underside of their feet, and Australorps will have a pinkish white sole.
     

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