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Australorp Bantam Chickens

Australorp

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.



  • Standard Weights: Cock-4 pounds; Hen-3-1/2 pounds; Cockerel-3-1/2 pounds; Pullet-3 pounds.
  • Varieties: Black
  • Skin Color: White
  • Egg Shell Color: Tinted/Brown
  • Use: Exhibition
  • Origin: Australia




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