mystery chick now 5 month old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rainier, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Rainier

    Rainier Songster

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    So we got some chicks from a co-worker who had a backyard flock, mostly mutts. We guessed, I posted pictures and we got a lot of different responses. The most common answer was mutt ;)

    Now that the chicks in question are older I'll try again for guess. We know they are pullets because they are laying eggs.
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    One of these is the Australorp chick we got from a feed store
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    She looks like an Australorp to me.
     
  3. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    I think they are Black Orpingtons not Australorps. They have the wrong looks as chicks to be Australorps.
    They are so pretty!
     
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  4. Rainier

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    As chicks they looked so different than the Australorp chick but then the feathers came in and I thought well maybe they are. I'll have the chicken whisperer catch the ones in question and get really good pictures of their faces, combs and body.

    We got them from a co-worker and all he said was "roo was all black and mom was a Barred Rock" so not much help from him!

    We cannot tell them apart now! Help ID'ing the Australorp would be helpful as well.
     
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  5. Rainier

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    I do love the way they look. Very pretty, friendly and come when called ;)

    here is the Australorp as a chick
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    Mystery chick about the same age
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  6. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Maybe that's why they look a little different. I think they are half Black Orpington because they don't look as full bodied as a purebred Orp.
    I got this pic off google.....not all of them are THAT fluffy though.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    To me, the "mystery chick" looks like an Australorp.
     
  8. Rainier

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    Not sure if it makes a difference but they are 21 weeks (5 months)
     
  9. lightchick

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    Maybe not full fluffiness then. The chick has the wrong coloring and pattern for a Australorp.
    This is my Australorp as a baby. She looks really different.
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Black is dominant over a lot of other colors, so they really could be mixed breed black hens.
     

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