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Help with my Black Chicks identity

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILoveJoe, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three black chickens that I thought were all Black Australorps. After reading this forum I question if all of them are because yellow on the bottom of their feet seems to indicate Jersey Giants.

    Can anyone please clarify for me what breeds the girls are?

    I got them from Mt Healthy Hatchery that sells Black Australorps, Black Giants and a Black Sex Link cross.

    Here are the three as day old chicks:

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    At 2 weeks:

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    4 weeks:

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    Photos from yesterday Oct 26th at 18 weeks.

    Rue, the bottoms of her feet are pinkish:

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    Walking away she is the one on the left, bottom of her feet showing:

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    Agnes:

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    Agnes bottom of her feet are yellow:

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    Agnes and Rue:

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    Belle:

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    Belle and Agnes:

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    I couldn't see the bottom of Bell's feet, she seems very camera shy, but her body is different than the other two. She is very big and roundy, whereas Rue has the upright tail feather and Agnes looks like she is getting them.

    Belle's comb is almost purplish looking.

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    Oops, somehow I posted this before I was finished...hence the editing.

    Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  2. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just came in from taking care of the girls...brrrrr....and the bottom of Belle's feet are pinkish like Rue's.

    Seeing her standing next to the Buff Orps she looks alot like them, big and poofy.
     
  3. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Belle and Rue are Australorps. Their feet on the bottom are a light gray to a pink color. The Jersey Giants have yellow feet on the bottom. We put blue zip ties on our Australorps and orange ties on our Jersey Giant hens. They look so similar that having the different bands on I can easily see which hen is what.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,
    So there is no chance any of them might be the black sex link cross?
     
  5. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ILoveJoe...I don't think there's a chance of it. She looks like a production Australorp to me as well. Completely match the look of mine.
     
  6. ChickieMamacita

    ChickieMamacita New Egg

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    I think sex links have a reddish cast...? And I don't see that in any of these pictures.
    Rue and Belle certainly don't have the same tail, just the same color on the bottoms of their feet.
    Maybe they are mixed with other breeds or poor quality BA.
    They sure are pretty though.
    Oh and cute names![​IMG]
     
  7. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So do production Australorps sometimes have yellow on the bottoms of their feet?
     
  8. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look BA
    I went back and looked at the pics i put on page 23 of the progressive Chick ID pages. and my girls have pink feet,
     
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought you said their feet were pink?
     
  10. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought you said their feet were pink?

    I did. I said that the bottom of Rue's feet were pinkish and after coming in from that morning's feed routine, I also verified that Belle's feet were pinkish at the bottom. Only Agnes has yellow on the bottom of her feet.
     

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