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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:18 pm 
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Black chick, young but I'm not sure how old. Its completely black apart from a white feather at the end of each wing, and white toe nails. Eyes black also.

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Any thoughts?

Could it be an australop?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:24 pm 
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It is australorp probably. It is about 5 months of age. By the time it finishes its adult moult it should be fully black.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Or an Orpington.We found the white tips moult out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:12 pm 
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I agree with Jocler its not the right shape for an orpington really, looks alot like my australorp hen when she was young.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:19 pm 
Sweet! I love them at that age. Probably Australorp.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Yes I agree probably australorp I have one the same age.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:01 pm 
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thank a million for your help!
an australorp would be fantastic :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:33 pm 
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As far as I am aware the only real difference between an Australorp and an Orpington is the Australorp has tighter feathering (could be wrong as I have never kept Australorps). I dont have the standard so I cant check. It will be on the shopping list when the new edition comes out, whenever that may be.
She still has a lot of growing to go either way.

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