Is this normal for a black australorp?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chalynm, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. chalynm

    chalynm Out Of The Brooder

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    First pic is with flash, second without. This is the first flock we've ever raised, so I don't really know what's normal and what's not. We have two girls with yellow feet like this.

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    Sorry that these three pics are all through the fence. I was by myself...Anyway, Noelle was still a chick when I first noticed her toes. I saw one and thought that she had broken it somehow, but when I saw the other, I thought it must be a birth defect or something. I'm just wondering if this is something to be concerned about.

    TIA for you help!
     
  2. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be a black Jersey giant? I think theyre feet might be yellow on the bottom... (or is it the other way around...)
     
  3. chalynm

    chalynm Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think so. The yellow-footed girls have the same green and purple shine to their feathers that the other ones do. I've seen Jersey Giants in person, too, and they really are giant! I thought they were turkeys at first. I'll do some more investigating though. That would be awesome if they were. I'd love to have a mating pair of Giants.
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two girls with yellow feet like this

    They are not Australorps or even Australorp crosses. Australorps have white skin, as already stated they could be Jersey Giants, or single comb Black Wyandottes, or Black Rocks.​
     
  5. chalynm

    chalynm Out Of The Brooder

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    I really don't think they're Jersey Giants or Black Rocks. Black Wyandottes would be the best fit. I think I'll get in touch with the hatchery.

    Any thoughts on Noelle's crooked toes?
     
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Australorps have white wing tips and yellow bottoms of feet
     
  7. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a Jersey Giant..Australorps have stone white or light grey foot sole, some with freckles red webbing between the toes is a no no also this is not an australorps , they do look similar in production type australorps..so its hard to tell for a while..Australorps should have a nice dark expressive eye also.

    Foot sole in all versions world wide of the standard call for white ,light grey freckles on some perfectly normal on an australorps. pink acceptable often means foot is cold

    standard calls for mustard yellow on soles of jersey giants

    I had a fangtastic cockeral this last year 5 perfect points and perfect straight comb nice body type but the sole of the foot had a slight butter yellow tinge so I culled him , sold him to a farm locally..on a given day you could hardly tell there was any yellow there but somewhere in his past he may have had some jersey giant. markewd that in the hens record but we were pretty sure it came through the roosters side so never bred him again
     
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  8. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had a production red hen that had the same problem, i think it was just an injury that happened at the hatchery.
    It seems i heard that fluctuations in the incubator temps when the chicks are forming can cause crooked toes, but it's nothing to worry about.
     
  9. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    The color of the bottom of the feet is not an accurate identifier in hatchery stock chickens. Just like they will not meet breed standard in other areas -- body type, comb size, tail size and set, etc -- the color of the bottom of their feet will vary. You should look at the whole bird to determine the most likely breed.
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Both of these conditions would disqualify a Black Australorp in a show. Per the APA Standard "bottoms of feet & toes pinkish white". Australorp disqualifications: "two or more feathers tipped or edged with positive white".".
     

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