5% of sales of our Black Australorp Chickens product go to benefit the Weymont Food Pantry in Weyauwega, Wisconsin.
Looking for a chicken that will lay eggs consistently? The Black Australorp was developed in Australia where flock keepers needed a breed that would lay consistently even when the weather was very hot. Black Australorps have a single comb and are very cold-hardy. Black Australorps, are, of course, black, but in the sunlight, you can see hints of purple and green, so simply thinking of them as “black” doesn’t do the breed justice. They are beautiful birds!
The Black Australorp was developed in Australia, from Black Orpingtons imported from England, hence the name: Austral for Australia and Orp for Orpington. Before the name was widely adopted they were also called Australian Orpingtons and Australian Laying Orpingtons. Australorps are smaller than English Orpingtons and are more dependable layers.
The first Australorps in the United States were imported in the early 1920s, and they were accepted into the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1929.
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