@duluthralphie YAY on the article, congrats! and ...what are Minnesota Australorps? Are they a different color than the black?
They are something I am working on. I want a black Australorp with a pea, rose or cushion comb, I have been crossing with a Black EE hen I had a few years back. I am now crossing the third generation back into the BA's. I want to get a little lighter colored egg and still keep the small comb.
I have taken the advice of the sage of this thread EJB and will eventually get rid of all single comb birds, the winter trimming is just too hard on them up here, IMHO.