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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:06 am 
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Hi everyone!

Below is a picture of one of our girls, Pepper. We got her as a chick back in February and actually thought she may be a rooster (huge comb) until she started laying eggs!! We were thrilled. However, I'm still not 100% sure what breed she is.

She lays quite often (larger, white eggs almost every day), has grey legs and bigger comb I noticed on other Austra Whites I've seen online.

Can anyone confirm? I appreciate your help!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:02 pm 
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Hi phxchickens,

She is not a breed as such, she is actually a cross bred that being a Australorp cross White Leghorn, And the name Austra White is a commercial name given to this cross by a company called Cackle Hatchery in the US of A, it is not a name used here in Australia as far as I am aware.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 am 
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3Bstuds wrote:
Hi phxchickens,

She is not a breed as such, she is actually a cross bred that being a Australorp cross White Leghorn, And the name Austra White is a commercial name given to this cross by a company called Cackle Hatchery in the US of A, it is not a name used here in Australia as far as I am aware.


Hey 3Bstuds,

That makes sense. Thanks so much for your response. I really appreciate it! It's exciting to finally figure out what she is, especially now that she's laying.

Thanks!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:04 pm 
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She's a pretty girl whatever she is! She definitely looks part Leghorn.

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