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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Likenoothergerl, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Likenoothergerl

    Likenoothergerl Chirping

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    Hello, I ordered 10 chicks from Ideal last week they are doing fine but the Black Australorps all have white feathers coming in on thier wings, is this normal? I thought they were an all black bird from the pictures.. thanks for any help.

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  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
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    Yes, Australorps under wing feathers are always white.

    BTW they look very well fed.

    ETA: The white won't show at all when they are fully feathered out and they are the sweetest chickens I have ever owned. Enjoy!
     
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  3. Likenoothergerl

    Likenoothergerl Chirping

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    Whewww thanks I was a tad worried....[​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Songster

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    Australorps are great! Even my roos are sweet gentle birds. I remember when I hatched my first batch I was worried because we had a little one with loads of yellow. It of course turned to that beautiful blue/green black. Now I love their baby variety as they very quickly start to look the same. The white feathering is normal.
     

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