whats the difference with a black andalusian and a black australorp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Loving My Peeps, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between the two breeds? I'm curious to know. [​IMG]
     
  2. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Andalusians are a mediterranian breed and lay a white egg, and Black Australorps are a Australian breed developed from Black Orpingtons and lay a brown egg.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Also, Black Andalusians are skinnier in type, have white earlobes, and I believe they have white soles.

    Black Australorps are your typical production type in body, have red earlobes, and are far more common.
     
  4. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    Are the leg colors the same? Sort of a slate gray color? Will both breeds have large combs and wattles?
     
  5. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do they look like do any one have a picture of one?

    Thanks
     

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