Is my Australorp breeding quality? Also Show quality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by elly12, Feb 13, 2017.

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    Hi everyone:)
    I've got a 16 month old Blue Australorp called Bluey. He is from a breeder, who doesn't specialize in Australorps, and is more into Lavender Araucanas. He looks decent in this photo compared to now, as it was before the several 40 degrees Celcius days that came to Australia and he got sun bleached. I'm not sure if he is a good bird for me to take to show and use for further breeding with my hens. I hatched out the F2 lot of his kids, and they are still a month old. Also, I got a couple hens sold to me as "show Quality" chicks, and later found out that their eyes were orange, and one looks a bit leggy. Am I better off keeping them with him or not breeding with them?
    Thanks a lot everyone!!

  2. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crowing 6 Years

    May 22, 2012
    He's looks to be good breeding quality, but I'm not sure if he would be considered show quality.

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