what ya think

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ropeman, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. ropeman

    ropeman In the Brooder

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    is this a nice looking black australorp or no? [​IMG] [​IMG] hen
     
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  2. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

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    Nope. Hideous. You better send her to ME! [​IMG]

    She's a beaut.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Are we talking beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or nice in comparison to the standard for the breed?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh I LOVE the green feathers!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. ropeman

    ropeman In the Brooder

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    Quote:standard for the breed
     
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

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    I think both are stunning!
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'm no expert on Australorps, but I can already say that the rooster's tail is too high of angle, his back is too low and doesn't sweep into the tail well enough, and his body in general is too production in type. It isn't full, deep, or of proper shape.

    The hen, hard to say as I've not got the standard with me, but she looks like a production type Australorp. She should have a much more "full" rear end quite like Orpingtons do, shouldn't have such a high set tail, although she is indeed in an odd gait, so it is hard to say.

    From what I've seen, Australorps should have very nice smooth lines, should have a large, dual purpose like body, and reminisce to Orpingtons quite well.


    Pretty chickens, but to the standard, they're not perfect.
     
  8. ropeman

    ropeman In the Brooder

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    Quote:thank you that what i was thinking.
     
  9. ropeman

    ropeman In the Brooder

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    ok heres my speckeld sussex [​IMG]
     
  10. FeatheredFeline

    FeatheredFeline Chirping

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    I love Speckled Sussex there! I have two my self!
    And the Australorps and pretty too.[​IMG]
     

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