Is she an Australorp - White eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CityClucks, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I thought she was an Australorp - she's all black, with the greenish/purply iridescent sheen on her feathers. But she lays white eggs. Whazzup? White-earlobe syndrome?

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  2. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    not an australorp.
     
  3. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think black leghorn is right
     
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  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Wow! I thought she was pretty skinny compared to the Australorp pics I'd seen. Any guesses as to breed?

    Anyone? Anyone?

    Edited: she is not very friendly - doesn't like to be touched - flighty, and she doesn't lay every day.
     
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  5. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try Black Leghorn. White earlobe and that comb is a lot like leghorn. Maybe a Minorca?
     
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  6. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    My guess is she is a Minorca. I have two roos but no hens so it IS just a guess. My roos are smaller and thinner than other roos here but with huge combs and white earlobes. I will try to get a pic of them tomorrow and post it here for you.
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Dassss right. A-lorps lay brown eggs.

    Black with beetling (the green sheen) is not confined to A-lorps, although I'm not good at knowing every breed known to man.
    Someone who is will be along shortly.....
     
  8. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The difference between Ancona and Black leghorn is the leghorn is noisier and lays more eggs. So is she hard working and noisy or does she take a day off here and there and remain more quiet?
     
  9. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Quote:She's quiet, shy, and doesn't lay every day - 'bout 3-4 a week.

    Thanks all!
     
  10. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Quote:Thanks bloomnB - this hen is the last survivor of my first flock-o-three, and she's going away this week to live in the country with a new flock. It will be nice to be able to tell her new minions what kind of cluck she is (or at least, isn't!).
     

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