Do Australorps grow at a slower rate?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by plwebb, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. plwebb

    plwebb Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 3 week old Orpingtons and 3 week old Wyandottes and they're growing pretty fast. We have 2 week old Australorps that are still very small. Much smaller than the other 2 breeds when they were two weeks old. Do the Aussies just grow at a slower rate?

    Thanks!
     
  2. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our aussie grew really fast compared to the other chicks we bought/hatched last year...
     
  3. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it just depends ...I have australorps that are running neck and neck with the orpingtons for size, but I also have some smaller birds , high quality , just smaller..one of the smaller hens is multiple blue ribbon and won BOB , so when it comes to australorps..its kind of quality over quantity..

    here are some orpingtons mixed with some australorps, , the orpingtons are looking like turkeys..the aussies are right there with them..but that small hen that we have is a stunner.. she gets to a show and knows shes pretty kind of shows herself that way ..should have named her diva.

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