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5 Australorps and this is Jacks favorite!!!
Cute kid Jack's
Like the chook too!
Is it just me or does this breed have shorter legs? IDK why but it looks that way to me. No matter the angle! Or, maybe it's just they have a bigger upper body?
Just curious if anyone else had noticed?
They are real pretty birds though...
Last edited by paganfish (06-17-2009 06:47:22)
My australorp roo, Cleo, feels like he has a gigantic breast on him... he's pretty tall, maybe I just got lucky. At 12 weeks old, he's several inches taller than my EE pullets who are 16 weeks. I've heard of Australorps being used for meat birds (they are considered by some as dual-purpose bird), so what you're seeing might just be bulk (Cleo is certainly bulky!!!)
(Australorps)10 Hens and 2 Roos
Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and would like to say hello to everyone. Cammy
Okay, i definetly have to find some pics of my australorp ladies! oh yeah, Cammy.
Last edited by Chicken's Buddy (09-12-2009 05:36:58)
She is adorable! did you say you found her? I just ordered 5 astralorps and don't know too much about them. I hear they are good layers.. Mrs. Nezbit is gorgeous too! would love to hear more about Australorps in general. Like how big do they get? Mrs Nezbit looks huge, wonder what she weighs!!!
I have two astralorp ladies that just started to lay . they are very sweet, kinda independent, good free rangers. if you want them to like you fast, give 'em noodles, they love 'em! their about the size of a barred rock or buff orpington.
Last edited by Chicken's Buddy (09-12-2009 01:48:24)
Steve, i got bored earlyer, so i googled aussie imiges and saw a pic of your aussie, Mrs. Nezbit! How cute!
Last edited by Chicken's Buddy (11-09-2009 02:34:01)
I have four Aussie pullets who are 8 weeks old. I'm in central Utah and am a backyard chicken enthusiast. I picked Australorps because of their egg laying reputation and gentle nature. I also have room for big chickens! They are quite easy going, and eat from my hand. One hen enjoys being held and perches on my arm.
Last edited by jeffomatic (04-21-2010 11:15:42)
Aussies have normal length legs. One of mine is a bit different in that she has a bigger feather "bustle" and it makes her legs look shorter. They are quite heavily feathered at eight weeks, more than some breeds. They are reputed to be cold-hardy. I can see why, with the heavy down covered by lots of rather soft outer feathers. They are not ridiculously feather-heavy like some Orpingtons, though. They were bred in Oz to be a working chicken instead of a show fowl. Mine are now enjoying living out 24-7, and shelter in a big box lined with straw if it's cold.