Is 'Ramona' really "Ramon"??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by urbanchickmama, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. urbanchickmama

    urbanchickmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Meet one of our three 12 week old Black Austrolorp 'pullets' from our local feed store. Up until this week, she's been known as "Ramona" and is the largest and most vocal of the 3, although I don't believe I've heard a crow from her.... that being said, we do have 3 confirmed 'crowers' in our flock and I have thought once or twice that I've heard a new song coming from one of them....

    What do you think?

    Is this dark pink comb & wattle development normal for Black Austrolorp pullets at this age??

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    Here's a picture of Ramona's slightly smaller and more demure sister 'June' (smaller and more yellow comb):
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That doesn't even look like an Australorp at all to me--shouldn't have white earlobes. Body is too lean.
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Maybe a Black Minorca Pullet?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be. Minorcas lay white eggs, so would have white earlobes and the body type is right. It does look like a pullet right now to me, but not an Australorp. Those are big round birds with red earlobes.
     
  5. urbanchickmama

    urbanchickmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! Okay. Glad to hear she's looking pullet-like, but i'm a little surprised to hear she's not what they told me. Only a little though. Thanks everyone! I'm off to do my research on Minorcas!
     
  6. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like a Ramona to me anyway.
     
  7. connerscroft

    connerscroft Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll be the one naysayer [​IMG] I think it is a "Ramon" - Sorry!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  9. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ramona!
     
  10. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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