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#21 06-16-2009 06:17:54

Jacksgrandma
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

5 Australorps and this is Jacks favorite!!!

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#22 06-17-2009 06:46:27

paganfish
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

Cute kid Jack's wtga

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?

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They are real pretty birds though... love

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#23 06-18-2009 11:10:54

kwaterworth
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From: Marshfield, MO
Registered: 03-22-2009
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

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!!!)

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#24 07-09-2009 10:27:35

Cami's Cackles & Candles
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours



(Australorps)10 Hens and 2 Roos

Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and would like to say hello to everyone.  Cammy

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#25 09-12-2009 09:51:21

Chicken's Buddy
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From: Crappy ol' Michigan
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

Okay, i definetly have to find some pics of my australorp ladies! big_smile oh yeah, welcome  Cammy.

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#26 09-12-2009 09:58:07

Chicken's Buddy
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

amydixonjones wrote:

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!!! smile

I have two astralorp ladies that just started to lay bgeggs . 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.big_smile

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#27 11-07-2009 06:06:23

Chicken's Buddy
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

Steve, i got bored earlyer, so i googled aussie imiges and saw a pic of your aussie, Mrs. Nezbit! How cute!

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#28 04-21-2010 11:12:07

jeffomatic
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

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.

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3/chik01.jpg

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#29 04-21-2010 11:23:18

jeffomatic
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

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.

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#30 04-25-2010 07:08:23

Chicken's Buddy
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Re: Australorps Post Pictures of Yours

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4551052628_e182a0bb12.jpg

Millie-the biter. haha


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