Where is the yellow coming from-Australorps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jenangelcat, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    My new chicks are from a blue australorp roo and black australorp hens. Some chicks are blue some are black. They all have black legs, pink foot tops and yellow foot bottoms. They also have yellow skin, earlobes and combs. The yellow is wrong isn't it? The moms have black legs/feet and the roo has grey legs with pink feet.

    I was looking forward to breeding australorps but I don't want to sell them if they are defective.
     
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Do Jersey Giants have yellow soles?

    Edited to add that I have heard that some Australorp have Jersey Giant Blood in them?
     
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  3. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they do but neither breeder has jersey giants.

    The guy that bred the blacks breeds them for show.
     
  4. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Could be something from somewhere back in their lineage that just decided to show up [​IMG] It is very odd...
     
  5. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:Heya Jenangle cat!! Nice to see ya here.

    Was this the blue rooster you got from me a few months back? Do you have any pictures?? I can look at them. You can also send me an email if you wish. ( i am the one that sold you the trio of muscovey's and the Blue rooster [​IMG] )

    Also who did you get the Black's from?

    ~Colin.
     
  6. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I am not sure on this one - but there is an Australorp thread on here with some very knowledgeable breeders !!!!
     
  7. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Colin;

    It is your blue roo who we absolutely adore by the way. The blacks are from Laurence Jackson.

    When I get a chance I'll take a few photos and send them your way. They are really yellow. We had an Easter Egger that started out with slate feet that turned yellow they were older so I was kinda hoping the opposite would hold true here.
     
  8. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:Ok. You can just send them in an email if you wish [​IMG] does not matter to me. I might be able to take a stab at what is going on (maybe...?)
     

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