White wing tips on a chick: Australorp or Black Giant?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SewingDiva, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Our chicks are starting to get their wing fethers (they are four days old) and the chick I thought was an Autralorp has white tips on her wings and I've read that this is a Balck Giant trait.

    I sure hope she's an Australorp and not a Black Giant - I don't want a 10 lb chicken![​IMG]

  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Our Australorps have white wing tips. [​IMG]
  3. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    my australorps did too...
  4. xanaxnation

    xanaxnation Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    my little one does too [​IMG]
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    All 2 of my 3 Austrlorp have white wing tips. We've named one Oreo Cookie because of it.

  6. millermcnutt

    millermcnutt In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2017
    Good! Now I know what kind of chick I have....I was wondering! I bought what was suppose to be an AUSTRALORP but I was wondering, as I thought Australorp's were solid black, mine too has white at the tips of her 3 leading feathers. She is beautiful. I say SHE because that is what I bought. Of course, the last time I bought "pullets" the majority of them turned out cockerels! I sure hope these "girls" ARE GIRLS. I've already given away 2 roosters and I've separated the other 2 from the flock. I leave my little Porcelain d'Uccle out with the hens because I figure he's too small to do any damage! My New Hampshire red KILLED MY BRAHMA HEN, I was devastated. I hate the thought of him being eaten, but at that point, I gave him away and said, "if you make stew out of him, please just don't tell me!"

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