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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:20 am 
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I'd welcome your verdicts. Is this girl Australorp or Orpington? Perhaps a bit of both? She's a very sweet natured super-mum.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:25 am 
Wow, that's a hard one. I'd have said Orpington, but then I've only seen the various photos and never kept Orpingtons. But my Australorps, while very similar, weren't quite so bulky.
She's certainly got a sweet face.
Somebody with more than half a brain should have a crack at this one.
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Australorp. Looks the same as my girl and she is australorp all the way.

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I would say australorp. From memory an australorp has a very dark eye and an orp is slightly lighter (but may be wrong, cause i can not find where i read it :lol: ).

She looks like a classic australorp stance.

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she has a great green sheen

im going australorp aswell


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I would go australorp - but she is a bit broader and her wattle / comb a bit pale ( maybe tyhe photo)
can someone post a piccie of a black orpington to compare?

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Australian Orpington :lol: yep, she is an Australorp :wink:

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So Andy, are black orpington's now Australorps? :wink:

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The Australorp was derived from the Orthington.
So I agree it is an Australian Orhington. An Australorp.

The only thing this bird has common with an Orthington is its colour.

The other thing it could be is a black commercial cross as it has light colour on its beak.

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A nice tight feathered Australorp with perfect green sheen and in good condition.
A lovely bird.

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Thanks, everyone. :) I was hoping she was australorp. (But I would have loved her either way; she's such a sweetie).

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