Show off your Black Australorp

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by Nelson-90, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if this 8 week old Australorp is a hen or roo? I don't want to bring it home if it's a roo. Thank you so much!! Really want an Australorp so fingers crossed!
     
  2. Highcotton

    Highcotton Southern Chickens

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    Quote:From my experience and the recent post this bird is a pullet. The cockerell will have more comb and wattles at 8 weeks.
     
  3. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Highcotton

    Highcotton Southern Chickens

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    My Australorp hen laid an 84 gram egg last week. That is about a size larger than Jumbo.
     
  5. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! I cannot wait to pick her up and bring her home! I think her name will be Miss Kay, from Duck Dynasty! haha! My mother in law has 6 australorps! I can't wait for first eggs, you were lucky for such a monster of an egg!
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  6. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    i will post a pic later
     
  7. bantambury

    bantambury life does go on.

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    we had to get rid of our Australorp....sadly no room in the coop for them[​IMG] they were the sweetest ladies, very regal and loving!!!! wonderful breed!!!
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  8. bhj123

    bhj123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got to say I have never wanted BA's but......
    I have one and she is slowly becoming my favorite of the flock.
    I tend to keep lighter breeds (leghorns, hamburgs) but I have some larger hens as well (buff orpington, black Australorp).
    The BA has been the broodiest chicken I have ever met and she is SOOOOOOO incredibly sweet.
    I LOVE my BA!!!!
     
  9. glass

    glass Out Of The Brooder

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    heres my rooster hes around 9 months. I think. I call him the black mamba
     
  10. AustralorpDude

    AustralorpDude New Egg

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    I just ordered 3 Australorps that will come this spring I'm so excited! I also ordered 1 cream Legbar because thats all I could afford at the time.
     

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