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Are Black Astralorps nice?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mackenziesmomma, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2008
    Ideal is all out of Buff Orfs. [​IMG] I'd thought I'd try Black Astralorps. Are they generally friendly?

    Our dominiquers (sp) are mean- they peck!
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I have a bunch of Black Australorps and they are quiet and kind. I do have several roos that are mean, though. They're headed for the stewpot.
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Yes! [​IMG]
  4. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2008
    Buxton, Montana
    I had a Black Astralorp last year, that I borrowed from a local 4H'er to help out with the grasshopper problems here and she was a sweetie.

    Don't know if it was the breed or the fact she was a 4H'er chicken, but I enjoyed her.
  5. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Central Colorado
    Yes, I would recommend them. They are good layers and good chickens. They're eggs aren't as big as Orphingtons, but they may lay a little bit better.
  6. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine is quite a sweetie pie.
  7. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2008
    thanks for the replies! [​IMG] I'll give em a try!
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    We have four Australorp hens and they are all very sweet. My kids pick them up and pet them all the time and they don't fight at all... they seem to like the gentle petting.

    I also had an Australorp Roo last year who became very aggressive to my children so he was re-homed.
  9. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    they are supposed to be really good nice birds.
  10. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    I have 5 black australorps and 20 buff orpingtons, ALL are friendly. They follow me around like puppies, jump in my lap, and one is a chattie girl who asks for her treats. Great choice for children also. You won't be disappointed.

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