My Black Australorp????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gardener, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. gardener

    gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happened to my all Black australorp? this was the only chick that was all black to begin with and now it has the brown neck feathers. The others are all black now but this one. They are from a hatchery.
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  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    sure looks like a black sexlink to me. Did you specifically order Australorps, or just an egg laying bunch?
     
  3. gardener

    gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Specifically ordered them. This is one of 10 that I oredered all the others are black. mUst have got thrown in there by accident?
     
  4. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its a black star, it must be young. because ive got some black stars and they look more "plump" and not as much gold. i dont know
     
  5. gardener

    gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is young. 2 days from 11 weeks old.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like a black star to me too. They can have varying amounts of gold in their feathers. I have one with gold from the top of her head down to maybe her neck, and one with gold from her neck down to her crop.
     
  7. gardener

    gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is a black sex-link and a black star the same thing? The hatchery where they came from does have black sex-links on their list.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, it's the same thing. And I'm sure you have a black sexlink there.
     
  9. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    A "black star" is one variation of a black sexlink. You can use many different breeds to create a black sexlink- though the resulting chicks look similiar.
     
  10. gardener

    gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all, I get to add one more variety on the list of my flock then. [​IMG]
     

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