Is this a Austrolop?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mdbucks, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. mdbucks

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    I would say grey legs, the bottom of feet are lighter

    Got as part of a Pullet Pack from Meyer, and thought Austrolop, but they just keep growing They do have the greenish sheen too.
     
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  2. Omeletta

    Omeletta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a biggun' ! Maybe a Jersey? I was looking at feathersite, and the legs looked similar. Feathersite also talked about the color of the feet, maybe give them a check. Beautiful bird anyway! No matter what it is!

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  3. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she looks just like my Australorp.
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say Australorp. They are pretty big, mine is the biggest bird in the flock.
     
  5. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check the bottom of her feet.
    Australorps should have light gray or pinkish bottoms, and Jersey Giants should have yellow bottoms.

    That is if I didn't get them mixed up....[​IMG]

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  6. mdbucks

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    Yeah I read that on feathersite then they said however you cannot rely on that for hatchery birds the best gauge is to wait and see if it is a giant, THANKS feathersite, I could have figured that on my own.

    I thought Austrolop, but they have gotten to be almost as big as my buckeye roo, and it made me wonder [​IMG]
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Here are some of my girls. They were only about 12wks !?! in this pick. I do think your hen is a Austrolorp
     
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  8. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    How old are they?

    I won't bother posting pics, but if you want to see my Australorps, you can click on the Esther Winnie thread in my signiture. (Pages 27 and 29 might be helpful)

    They do look like like my Australops but I think feathersite is probably right on the size thing.

    At 22 weeks old my Australorps are close to the same size as my Dominiques (of the same age), but I expect my Australorps to get bigger then them over time.
     
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  9. mdbucks

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    They are 24 weeks and the bottom of thier feet are yellow, now I will ahve to figure how to get them to stand still on the scale. [​IMG]
     
  10. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Ok. I'm posting a picture now.
    I took this one especially for you.

    Mrs.Nezbit and feet at 22 weeks old
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    I didn't make any changes to this picture
    as far as color, satuaration, brightness etc..

    Hope that helps.
    Feathersite says,yellow = jersy giant, sounds like that's what you have?
     
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