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Supposed to be Barred Rock, your guess?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by harvey, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. harvey

    harvey In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Florida

    These two 6 wk old(hens?) came from a bin marked Barred Rock. They came from Estes Hatchery. I'm thinking they are Black Australorps. Your guess? Thanks






  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    For sure they are not Barred Rocks. They might be Black Australorps or Black Jersey Giants. Hard to say. I have had both and as chicks they look very much alike.
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've seen quite a few pictures of young australorps with the white feather in their wings. That's my guess...
  4. baldie

    baldie Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Definitely not barred rocks, but they are cute!!
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If the bottoms of the feet are white, I'd say Australorp; if they are yellow, Black Jersey Giant. And I think one of them is a cockerel.
  6. The look like my New Jersey Giant at that age. They are realy nice birds and they get REALLY big.
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Like everyone else, I agree they are not barred rock. I have never had Giants, but my Australorps have a green sheen to their feathers in the sun light. I don't know if JG do. If not that could be one way to tell.

  8. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:This isn't always accurate for hatchery stock. Best way to tell the difference is the giant will eventually grow larger.
  9. CindyS

    CindyS Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    I would guess astrolorp also, one pullet and one cockerel.
  10. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Ditto on the feet color. We raise both Black Australorp and the Jersey Giants. The feet of the Australorp will always be a whitish pink to gray and the Giants feet will be yellow on the bottom. Yours are both Australorps. They both look very similar in color but the Giants eventually outpace the Australorps on growth and size.

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