Black Australorps ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrmcduck, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. mrmcduck

    mrmcduck In the Brooder

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    [/I]I purchased two what are suppose to be black Australorps bur the smaller one has breast feathers edged with copper color and feet with kind of dark with lot of yellow . I'll try to get pic of it this weekend. Can they have that coloring on them? The other one has black feet .:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Do they look like this? This is what my Australorp looked like as a baby. She had pink feet, but black legs.
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    But now all of her feet and legs are black.
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    Or do they look like this? This is my Black sex link.
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  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    A true Black Australorp should have no coloring other than black when they are feathering out. If what you're referring to is on a baby chick, that's another story. How old are your chickens? Pics, please! I raise Black Australorps, I'd be interested to see them!
     
  4. mrmcduck

    mrmcduck In the Brooder

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    Mine is about 8 to 12 weeks old but has kind of a blue greenish sheen to back feathers like the all black one but has that copper on breast and yellow on legs :(;):rolleyes::rolleyes::(
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    A true Black Australorp has grey legs (speckled with bits of black) only.
     
  6. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    I read that they have legs that are black or slate-blue grey colored only.
     
  7. Griffinsong

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    Sounds like the one bird is possibly a black sexlink female.
     
  8. mrmcduck

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    What is a sexlink? is it more or less some kind of a cross breed ?:):/
     
  9. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Yes, that's correct...that's what I meant
     
  10. lightchick

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    A Black sex link is a mix between a Rhode Island red rooster and a Barred Plymouth rock hen. Sex linked just means that they are sex able by color at day one.
     

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