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Does any breeder or hatchery have white Australorp?

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I never have found any breeder/hatchery that has White Australorps, you would think that there would be.

50 Black Australorps, 3 polish bantams, 11 white silkies and 9 button quail.
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50 Black Australorps, 3 polish bantams, 11 white silkies and 9 button quail.
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I know.  I have Google it and I know some folks in UK have it and I was wondering if anyone in US has it.

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I would say if you get white orpingtons from a hatchery, they are probably closer to australorp than orpington.   Might be worth looking into and building upon them to develop nice looking australorps.

Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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what would be the process of getting white australorp if I were to cross white Orpington Rooster with Black Australorp?

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Originally Posted by hinkjc 

I would say if you get white orpingtons from a hatchery, they are probably closer to australorp than orpington.   Might be worth looking into and building upon them to develop nice looking australorps.

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Hi,

I bought white australorps from efowl.com.  I am actually trying to get rid of a few of them.  We have too many healthy birds and way too many eggs.  We just can't eat or get rid of all the eggs.  I raised them from chicks and they are extremely hearty and rambunctious birds.  Great egg layers!

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Would these be the same as or different from Austra-whites? which I have seen in a few catalogs.

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They are probably the same as the white-austras, although I am not an expert.  We love the black australorps so we decided to try the White Australorps...we like them too, but not as much as the blacks, although they do lay very well, but are quite ornery and smart.  Check out this blog for more info....

 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/black-australorp-heritage-poultry-zeylaf.aspx

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I believe they are the same. We love the buff orpingtons and black australorps are a type of orpington, so we decided to get some white australorps.  The black seem to be more docile and sweet whereas the white austras are ornery and smart.

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It seems:

"The Austra White is cross between a Black Australorp and White Leghorns. It is a chicken developed for people who desire an abundance of white eggs and a calm hen to produce them."

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