The Australorp is a great choice if your looking for an excellent layer of large brown eggs. Expect approximately five eggs per week from this *dual purpose bird. Their color is black, weight at maturity is 7-8 pounds, they are docile, friendly, and considered shy.
About the Australorp
Single Comb | 4 Toes | Broody/Setter | Confines Well | Average, 260 Eggs Yearly | Cold Hardy
Class: English • Rarity: Common
The Australorp is of Australian origin, developed as a utility breed with a focus on egg laying. It achieved world wide popularity in the 1920s after the breed broke numerous world records for number of eggs laid. The most popular color is black, which is the only color recognized in the United States. However, blue and white are also recognized in its home country. South Africa recognizes buff, splash, wheaten laced and golden as well.
The Australorp is a great starter bird if your new to chicken keeping. The chicks are hardy and very easy to raise.
* Dual Purpose: provides 2 kinds of resources, meat & eggs.