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What breed? Australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by umallan, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. umallan

    umallan New Egg

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    Sole survivor from a hatchery shipment - though she was an Australorp but there is a lot of white coming into "her" feathers. Any ideas?

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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe an Ancona? Does it have a single comb?
     
  3. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    its not an australorp for sure to much white and not enough black on its legs but i have no clue im not that good at telling their breeds when they are younger like chicks but once they get a little older like fully feathered i can tell better
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 although the leg color is off, but maybe that's just a hatchery problem
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Not an Ancona. I'm thinking its a Moulted Orpington chick!!
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  6. umallan

    umallan New Egg

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    I had to Google Moulted Orp - very pretty but I doubt Meyers is breeding those. I didn't order an Ancona (could be a freebie?) - I guess I'm going to have to wait a bit and see what happens!
     
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  7. ktmikal

    ktmikal Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks just like my Ancona babies. They have little spots on their heads and were mostly white.
     
  8. ktmikal

    ktmikal Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of one of my anconas. Sorry I didn't have a better pic of her apparently. That's an australorp in the back right and the ancona is right in front of her behind the duck. In the picture below that you can see them kind of grouped together and the top of their little heads.



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  9. Bellatrixed

    Bellatrixed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours has more white, but I have a similar looking chick that is (supposed to be, at least) an Australorp... center chick:

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    The reason I'm pointing it out is because mine has some white feathers growing in on its wings. I always just assumed its because it was just hatchery quality or maybe the white will go away when it gets its adult plumage. It has the same leg shading and similar head markings as yours, just with more black. Who knows! lol
     
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  10. umallan

    umallan New Egg

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    It is hard to tell but your Ancona looks very similar to my mystery chick! Thanks so much for the input.
     

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