anyone have any black Australorps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by buckinnuts, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. buckinnuts

    buckinnuts Out Of The Brooder

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    Was thinking about buying some Black Australorp. Any thoughts on them?
    Good large egg layers?
    Winter hardy?
    Friendly?
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have some,, their as good as RIR's laying, bout same size and as often,, gentle,, pretty,,, but gotta make sure they have plenty of shade in the hot sun.
     
  3. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two, just sold them, but they were nice. They were both cockerels and were fairly mild tempered. I don't know about laying, b/c I had cockerels, but they were good birds.
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
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    Yes

    Yes

    and Yes!
     
  5. The girls and me

    The girls and me New Egg

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    All of the above! They are winter hardy, very friendly and lay nice size beautiful brown eggs. I am in NC so my girls have seen everything from snow to super hot, humid summers and they are happy and healthy...[​IMG]
     
  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Can't beat em. Prolific and constant layers, beautiful birds, no probs ever in super cold and super heat. Lovely and even tempered.

    And have you already see this chart? It's a must for anyone new to chickens and thinking about breeds. Pass it on.

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Enjoy.
     
  7. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in Iowa and it get really cold here. My 10 B.O. hens are laying 8 to 10 eggs everyday. So yes they are good layers. Very friendly also.
     
  8. buckinnuts

    buckinnuts Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
    that chart is great
     

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