Question regarding my Black Austhrorps

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FlatcreekFarmGirl, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. FlatcreekFarmGirl

    FlatcreekFarmGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    The board said that I do have black austhrorps, but I was wondering...most of the pics that I see of BAs they have small combs. Mine do not have any..you can barely see a formation of an upside down "V"...are they true black austhrorps? They are 5 1/2 weeks old. I have three of them and one has a smaller tail so i figure its a roo but no comb?

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  2. teeny

    teeny Out Of The Brooder

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    I have BA chickens ( 4 hens and 1 rooster) and I have 30 baby chicks . That one in the picture looks like a pullet (hen) to me!
     
  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like our Australorp hens of close to the same age.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That looks like a pea comb to me. Probably not a black australorp, but not sure what you have. Where did you get the bird? That may help us determine the breed. Also, what color is the bottom of the feet?
     
  5. FlatcreekFarmGirl

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    I got them from TSC. If I remember correctly their feet are pinkish (light color) on the bottoms? They are sleeping right now in the coop so I don't want to bother them [​IMG]. They really don't like to be picked up, they are not as nice as my red stars.

    They look just like everybody elses BAs but mine don't have any combs and they are about the same ages that other member are showing and stating that their chickens are pullets?
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    That bird has a rose comb or elongated pea comb. Definately not an Aussie.

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  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A lot of black chicks look similar flatcreekfarmgirl, but it doesn't make a breed. [​IMG] Could be an EE or Sumatra, but I'm just throwing them out there as examples of other black birds. Do you have any idea where they get their chicks- which hatchery? You could look through that hatchery catalog to see what black breeds they sell.
     
  8. FlatcreekFarmGirl

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    Do you think they are Jersey Giants?
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nope, JGs have a single comb too. It has to be a breed with a pea or rose comb, like the ones I mentioned. Wyandotte comes to mind too, but I don't recall seeing many black wyandottes, especially from a hatchery. Here's an ad about those and pics on CL. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=169786
     
  10. FlatcreekFarmGirl

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    I am new to all of this and I have become obsessed with my 8 little chickens and this message board [​IMG]! It really doesn't matter what breed they are I will still keep them. Since this is my first batch I have so many questions.
    Of course the sales people at TSC really can't answer any questions about the chicks they are selling. So you just have to figure it out on your own. Hopefully next year I will order a couple more but I will order from a hatchery so i know exactly what they are.

    Thanks to everyone for helping me out! [​IMG]
     

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