Size comparison

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PotterWatch, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    How big are australorps compared with BRs or RIRs? My two australorps are 16wks now but they surpassed my 21wk RIR several weeks ago. They are tall, thick-legged, beefy looking birds. I didn't realize they would be so big! So are mine just freaks or are they really that big?

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  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Look about the same size as mine. They are a large bird. Hen go about 7 lbs.
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they're australorps and not jersey giants?
     
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are as big as the Brahmas, I think, and dat's big!

    Potterwatch, whatever did you decide about your sukkah? Do you plan to build?
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The Reds & the Australorps have the same standard weights: pullet 5.5 lbs, hen 6.5 lbs. The Rock should be slightly bigger: pullet 6 lbs, hen 7.5 lbs.
    But not all birds/strains mature at the same rate. Don't assume your Australorps will always be bigger. That assumes they are Australorps. Check the bottoms of their feet. If they're pinkish white they're 'lorps. If they're yellow they're Jersey Giants.
     
  6. sunshineinsc

    sunshineinsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Australorps are 4-5 weeks younger than but are bigger than my RIRs and buff orps. I was starting to wonder about that too cause everything I read said they should the same or less weight than my others. They tower over my others.
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Same here -- my lorpie girls are nearly twice the size of my RIR girls, and half again as big as my smaller buff orps, and the lorpies are a month younger than the buffs. They're big fluffy beautiful girls with a lovely blue-green sheen to their feathers when they're in the sunlight. They're not as friendly (rather, they're not as keen on being held) as my others, but they're incredibly curious and will come running to see what new goodies I've just come out the door with...

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  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    When I had those breed my Austrolorp girls and RIRs were the same size. Maybe you have some Jersey Giants.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    The bottoms of their feet are pinkish-white so I assume they are australorps. I love to watch them roaming around in the mornings when the sun glints off their feathers. They sure are pretty birds... hope they lay big eggs!

    Chickiebaby, I think we are going to build one. Kind of depends on our landscaping being done and us having enough materials around to do it as we don't have extra money to buy supplies right now. As of right now I am planning on doing it!
     
  10. cyrixlord

    cyrixlord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry if I don't have any other chickens to compare to, but these are my australorps at 5 months.

    http://tamanaka.com/MainGallery/galleryviewer.aspx?GalID=7

    I really enjoy my little girls. I noticed a growth spurt at about 4 months. They started laying eggs this week.

    click on a picture to see the full size. Please comment below the picture if you want!
     
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