What will my chicks look like? EE X Black Australorp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CoopCop, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. CoopCop

    CoopCop Out Of The Brooder

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    Just hatched five chicks last week that were a result off my EE, Booster the Rooster, and one of my Black Australorp pullets. They are currently little black fluffballs with a hint of silver. I was wondering if anyone else has raised this cross and what they will look and act like when grown? Just curious about what I will have.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    What color was mama?
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The mother bird is a black austrolorp per the OP.

    OP - can you post pictures of your rooster? Being a mixed breed himself, that muddies the waters of possible outcomes depending on what sort of color genes he would have contributed to the mix.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Old Grey Mare, SORRY. I meant what does the father look like then.
     
  5. CoopCop

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    my camera battery went dead when I tried to get a pic. Will try to post a pic in the morning.
     
  6. CoopCop

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    Ok, finally got some pics.
    Here is dad
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    And here is Aunt Ethel, sister to the now deceased mom.
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  7. Phoenixxx

    Phoenixxx Chillin' With My Peeps

    All the black and white chicks will be black. Black and yellow chicks may get a slight splash of colour and any chicks with any kind of colouring - such as just a small brown spot or something - will get some colouring. The only ones I got that aren't black or mostly black were born brown.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking you're going to have mostly black birds with some red leakage. Females will have red at the throat/chest, males more on the wings, neck and hackle/saddle feathers.
     

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