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Is my barred rock really a black australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jtm307, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. jtm307

    jtm307 In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2017

    I got this chick (a week old) from the feed store where they said it was a barred rock. As you [hopefully] can see from the picture, her wing feathers are all black except for the two at the end which are all white. I got another barred rock chick whose feathers have very slight but noticeable barring on her wing feathers. I searched "barred rock feathers" and saw that BR feathers are NOT solid black or white. Did I end up with a black australorp?

  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Songster

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    I would say yes you did get a black australorp, though it could be a black plymouth rock (not likely, I dont think hatcheries do this variety) but I suppose time will tell :)

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