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Trada and the probably not Black Orpintons

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trada, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. trada

    trada New Egg

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    Hi! Thanks for allowing me to join your chicken world. I used to run a horse farm in SC and had hired hens - guineas - to work in my fields. You would have never convinced me pre-guinea that I would be a bird woman, but the person who said it was an addiction was right.

    I did all kinds of research on what type of chick I wanted and then bought "Black Orpintons" during Chick Week at Rural King. They are now about 3 weeks old, appear healthy and happy - but are feathering out with white tips. They probably aren't black orps, are they? So now, not only am I looking forward to picking your brains about care, but have to figure out what breed they might be so I can meet their needs.

    If I attach a photo, can someone tell me what they might be??

    Trada in Wildwood, Fl
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Do you know what hatchery the store got their chicks from? It's a common color, Black Australorps are a lot more common in stores than Black Orpingtons, Feathersite has pictures of both as chicks if you want to check out their pictures http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Orps/BRKOrps.html
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Looks like Black Australorps. You will love this breed. They are a very enjoyable bird to keep.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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  4. trada

    trada New Egg

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    Thanks for the tip - I will head back over there this week and ask. They did have separate brooders for australorps and barred rocks, also. It doesn't really matter what I've got, since I just love them - but I would like to know. I will go explore the site you suggested and see what I can find. They are sort of in an ugly stage right now... lol... half fuzz and half feather.... and faces only a mother could love!
     
  5. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] enjoy those cuties!
     
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  8. Jeanna Marie

    Jeanna Marie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!
     
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. If I were a betting man, I would wager that your chicks are Black Australorps.
     
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