Black Orpington or Australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bsmith557, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. bsmith557

    bsmith557 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Sally, we were told she is a black orpington when we got her, someone else said she was an australorp what are your thoughts? She lays oinkish/brown eggs, her feet are grey/black.

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  2. AnimalGeek23

    AnimalGeek23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is an Australorp. I might be mistaken, but... it sure does look like one.
     
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  3. 8 Chicks 1967

    8 Chicks 1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If her toenails are white she is most likely and Orpington/Mix. Eye color is off to the standard. They should be very dark Brown/Black. She is built like and Orpington. Comb, earlobes, shank and build is all right.
     
  4. Dayrel

    Dayrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eyes are lighter than mine, but otherwise looks exactly like my Australorp including the puffy butt.
     
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  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks to have some Orpington in her, but I don't think she is pure English Orpington.
     
  6. bsmith557

    bsmith557 Out Of The Brooder

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    She has white toenails. Love the puffy butt! Her temperment is great, she is the top hen in my coop, will stand up to my boxer if the dog gets too close but very gentile with my kids and will even tolerate being held and petted. Thanks for the answers!
     
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  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Overrun With Chickens

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    Orpington
     
  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Overrun With Chickens

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    What color is the bottom of her feet?
    She looks a lot like my BJG.
     
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  9. careeka22

    careeka22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Australorps are much smaller and have brown on their chest and more green in their feathers. (in my picture) They lay light brown eggs. I would agree with what others are saying, an Orp or Orp mix.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Orpington mix?
     
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