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Rhode Island Red x Black Australorps

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by THunter, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any of you crossed RIR roosters with Black Australorp hens?
  2. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    No one?
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    I haven't but I would guess it would make an excellent layer [​IMG] with a nice personality [​IMG]
  4. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a couple (one hen, one rooster) I hatched out last year from my Rhode Island Red rooster and a friend's Black Australorp hen. I thought they were sharp looking. They were staying at his house. Now get this. He didn't think they were that pretty and when a guy came by to buy a goat from him he sold him these two chickens as well. For $14 each. Guess how much of that money I got? Ended that partnership real quick!

    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  5. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Those are beautiful.
  6. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009

    I have 8 RIRs. One roo, and I got 4 Black australorp pullets too.

    I was thinking about hatching the BA eggs next spring to see what they get. Now I am planning on it. They look Gorgeous!!!
  7. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That's what I thought. Obviously, my "buddy" as no eye for such things.
  8. makenna

    makenna New Egg

    Nov 6, 2012
    What breed is that little hen on the ground next to the big roo?
  9. mollycat79

    mollycat79 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2012
    Our local pet shop sells this breed of chicken for egg layers. We just got 2 chicks. They are lovely so far at 3 weeks. Loveable. Cant wait till they start filling out and getting proper feathers etc.
  10. mpsbal

    mpsbal New Egg

    May 25, 2013
    I crossed my RIR Roo with black australorp..
    Eggs hacthed yesterday.. Chick is all black including beak and legs..

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