Black Orpington vs. Black Australorp

Lumikko

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Sep 14, 2019
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Wayne, NJ
Is there a way to tell the difference between a black Orpington hen and a black Australorp hen? Thank you!
 

angela hernandez

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Jun 8, 2019
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pretty sure it depends on the body shape and feather distribution. an australorp should be slimmer and longer looking if that makes sense? and a black orpington should be rounder looking with poofier feathers near the rear. that’s as best as i can describe it. not sure how you could tell th difference in the chicks though. maybe if you posted pictures we’d be able to help! :)
 

Lumikko

Songster
Sep 14, 2019
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Wayne, NJ
pretty sure it depends on the body shape and feather distribution. an australorp should be slimmer and longer looking if that makes sense? and a black orpington should be rounder looking with poofier feathers near the rear. that’s as best as i can describe it. not sure how you could tell th difference in the chicks though. maybe if you posted pictures we’d be able to help! :)
Thank you! She's an adult (~6 yrs) and a recent adoptee. And has a super fluffy butt. I don't have a ton of pictures yet (they're super nervous) but here are a few:
Oh, and sorry it looks like a construction zone! They're hanging out in quarantine quarters at the moment!
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