Chocolate Australorp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickened, May 22, 2012.

  1. chickened

    chickened Crowing

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    I have aquired some australorps and 2 of them really look chocolate to me. Anyone ever seen one? I will try to post some pictures.
     
  2. chickenmaniac

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    i dont think they are australopes they are only black
     
  3. chickened

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    Took these pictures today. What do you all think? The black is an australorp used for comparison and the chocolate is an australorp also. They are both hens.






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  4. chickened

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  5. draye

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    That looks chocolate to me.
     
  6. farmerChef

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    Looks to red to be chocolate, it looks like an RIR.
     
  7. chickened

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    It has black legs and white skin, RIR have yellow feet and yellow skin.
     
  8. chickenmaniac

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    you should put up full body pictures! atleast so we can guess what you really got
     
  9. chickened

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    Hope these help the one in my hand is a different one than the caged one.

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  10. farmerChef

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    Maybe it was just my computer or something. They do look chocolaty. Chocolate is a resessive gene like lavendar, both parents have to carry the gene for the chicks to be chocolate. You could put them with a black roo and then breed the chicks together or breed a roo back to mom and see if you get more chocolates. If they are chocolate, you have 2 rare colored birds.
     

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