Do all Black Australorp have a green sheen to their feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KNelly, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. KNelly

    KNelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have what I was told was a black australorp but from everything I've read so far the main description for them was black feathers with a green sheen to them. She is solid black with no green sheen to her at all. I have another black chicken that's a black sex link that has a green sheen so I know what it looks like...
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The green sheen varies from bird to bird. Some have a lot of sheen, and others don't. It is very likely that she is still an Australorp.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed. I've ordered BAs over the years from 4 different hatcheries and some of them have more of a green sheen (particularly when standing in sunlight) than others. I have not been able to see a green sheen at all in some of them.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x3 on this.
     
  5. KNelly

    KNelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Good info. I agree.
     

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