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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greymane, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure these are supposed to be Black Australorps. Does that sound right?

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  2. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Looks like it to me... not sure though
     
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Look at the bottoms of their feet. Pink is australorp. Yellow is jersey giant.
     
  4. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:<goes to check her chick>

    Thats so interesting! I feel like I learn something new about chicks everyday
     
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I learned it here, quite by accident! I'll be checking the feet on any "Australorps" I go to get. I've seen quite a few people on here order BA chicks from hatcheries and get JG chicks by accident!
     
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, all. I love this place. Learn something every day.
     
  7. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    But you didn't say what color their feet are... I'm dying to know. [​IMG]
     
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two pink (the ones with visible combs) and two yellow.
     
  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    It's so fascinating to me how many times these 2 breeds get mixed up. I guess it's no huge deal but JG aren't known for their laying abilities so I can see why it would be really irritating. That's why I'll be checking before I buy. Thank goodness for BYC. I need layers and while JGs are soooo cool, I need output! But if I were ever going to have a rooster, it would be a JG. I saw one in person and they are so impressive.
     
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I finally got good pics. There are four. Two of each and they are nearly identical. The first pair:

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    (That is the same bird, but both look like this.)

    Now, the second two:

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    The second pair are about a quarter bigger than the first pair and have a greenish iridescent color on the feathers in the light. The first pair is just plain black.

    Any clue? I now believe the second pair is Black Orpingtons.


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