What will my chicks look like? EE X Black Australorp

CoopCop

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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.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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What color was mama?

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.
 

chicmom

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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.

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

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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Phoenixxx

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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.
 

donrae

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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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