Australorp Chickens

Black Australorp

Breed Club Secretary

Neil Jones
6 Margaret Terrace, Blaen Gwynfil, Port Talbot,
SA13 3UU
UK

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History

The name of the Australorp Chickens is an abbreviation of Australian Black Orpington and was claimed by Mr W Cook to be the origin of the Orpington having gone to Australia and later returned as a more utility bird. The Australorp Chickens came back into Britain in 1921 and remain a very docile utility bird the main differences being a tighter / flatter feathering than the Orpingtons and a longer body shape.

Characteristics

The Australorp Chickens is a medium weight, active bird laying a tinted egg and is a valuable bird for those who like eggs without sacrificing too much value in meat quality.

A deep long bodied very placid bird with a full breast compact wings and very pronounced eyes within a clear unfeathered face. White soles to the feet and white toe nails, large and miniature available.

Breed Tips

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Purpose

Egg layer

Classification

Heavy / Soft feather

Origin

Great Britain

Egg Color

Tinted brown

Egg Numbers

200 per annum


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