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Do you think she is part Australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lobzi, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Hi, I have a 4 month old pullet that Im suspecting is part Australorp due to an iridescent green coloring to her feathers plus the gray colored feet. My concern is that the one Australorp mix I have is frizzled. I read that frizzle is a dominant characteristic but it is not apparent in the pullet. Here are pics of mom, dad and the pullet in question. What do you think? Is he the dad? My other roos in question are shown too in the last two pics.

    Little Hen, the mama
    Chickie, the probably dad
    the pullet in question, Honker, named so because she sounds more like a goose than a chicken

    The other two roos in the yard
    my faverolle, Roo Boy
    and Henny Penny, so named because I was told he was a she when I got him and he was copper in color as a youngster

    What do you think? And what about the frizzle? Is it a dominant characteristic? Also, is the grey feet a Australorp characteristic? The little pullet has no fifth toe ... is that a characteristic that would show if Roo Boy was the dad?
    Thanks for your opinions

  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Looks like a mutt. [​IMG]
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Oh I know they are all mutts of some type. Does anyone know about the other questions I asked?
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    It looks like your SF boy has black feet/legs too. That is a tough question if you are sure these are the only possibilities of dads.
    She looks like she has a tuft on your head too. You don't have a black Silkie running around there too, do you?
  5. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Quote:Frizzle is dominant, which means if 1 copy is present it will show. Your roo has one copy, but there's a 50% chance that offspring will inherit it - it's perfectly possible your pullet did not inherit that gene from dad, and therefore she's smooth feathered.

    Australorp's feet are black or dark slate (permitted in adults).

    I think Chickie looks like the most likely dad.
  6. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Ok, good, that explains the Frizzle characteristic. I do agree that Chickie is most likely the dad. Thank you for clarifying the fact about the Frizzle gene. Makes perfect sense.
  7. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Songster

    Jul 25, 2009

  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I just love your faverolle, Roo Boy! Gorgous!
  9. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Oh and Roo Boy is such a sweetie. I got him to be a companion to Chickie. Everyone was convinced Chickie was a pullet and needed protection. I got Roo Boy to be that companion. They got along for about one month, then Chickie began crowing. I was in denial for a while until they started fighting, then I had to separate them. To this day, Chickie hates Roo. Roo is so loving and comes up to me following me around if Chickie is not out in the yard with us. I think the two of them, Chickie and Roo, now are in competition for my affection. They are the only two of my birds that I can hold and love on. The rest are too wild and scared of me. Roo Boy has yet to produce any females that I can keep but both of his sons looked exactly like him, in spite of being a mix. He IS such a pretty boy, hence his full name, Pretty Boy Roo.
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    The last roo is the father. IMO.

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