Looking at gettin an Australorp roo. Color question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bubblebean11, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at getting a roo and this lady has 2 to choose from. She is an hour+ drive away. She sent me a pic of one of the roos and it has brown and red on it. I did't think Australorps were anything but Black. Am I wrong? I dont want to drive that far and end up with a cross or something else entirely. PLEASE help. Pics are good too!! Thanks guys
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  2. ArizonaDesertChicks

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  3. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link, But what is the roo in the pic???
     
  4. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that a maran roo??
     
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    Quote:Scroll down the page - the page is all australorps (mostly black australorps with a few blue ones). Look for the pics that say cockerel or rooster. When you start scrolling, the first pair of pics shows a female & male black australorp (male on the left). Look for 'Boris' - he's a good example of a black australorp rooster.
     
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  6. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the roo in the pic i posted? That is from the lady telling me she had BA roos for sale, this is one of them, supposedly.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's definitely not an Australorp. Could be a cross. If he didn't have the whitish legs, I'd think something along the lines of Partridge Rock, but certainly not a pure Australorp.
     
  8. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i didnt think so either, but the gal was insistent that it was. think she got mad at me for questioning her.
     
  9. bubblebean11

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    Look at his eyes.... They are not the right color either.
     
  10. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I wouldn't waste the hour drive... I've got 4 Australorps that look nothing like that roo at all.
     

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