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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Hi all,

I have no idea what I'm looking for and think he's beautiful but I'd love to learn a bit about what makes a good/bad bird. Please give some comments if you have a moment.

...hope the photos are ok - he wasn't keen on having me sit in there with the flock and kept pacing the whole time...

Thank you!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:40 pm 
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Looks handsome, i think his back may possibly be a little flat for showing and his tail feathers should sit a little more compactly. Hard to tell from those photo's though :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:36 pm 
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I am a newbie to chooks but I have some utility australorps and I would say his tail is a give away to him being from a utility line not much good for showing but he will produce offspring that will lay well, go to the australorp club website and you will be able to compare he looks to be a solid boy how much does he weigh?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:04 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. Yep, he's most definitely a backyarder, but he's my first and I'm interested and see which are good qualities and which aren't so desirable.

How much does he weigh?? :shock: I'll have to work up to that one. I'm still pretty nervous about handling him.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:21 am 
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Here is a link to the Australorp Club site http://australorps.com/ he is Black thats a good start :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:25 pm 
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Horrible looking bird, but thats ok, I'll take him off your hands :lol:

Nah really he's a handsome looking bird, looks like he's a good utility strain.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:48 pm 
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i know nothing! I think he is beautiful! Aren't roosters magnificent creatures?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:08 pm 
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Ok thanks all. He's a healthy and fertile male and he's got black feathers. I get it. :lol: We won't be entertaining thoughts of grandeur and we will just eat his offspring. :biggrin:

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i know nothing! I think he is beautiful! Aren't roosters magnificent creatures?
- thanks! I was thinking exactly the same thing!

Joshrules lol. He's a keeper.

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