Australorps and Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halo, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Is there much difference between Australorps and Black Orpingtons? From what I read, the Australorps were created from Orpingtons, so wouldnt they have many of the same characteristics of Orpingtons?
     

  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    They are very similar, but better egg production and tighter plumage than the orpington.

    Jody
     
  3. horsewishr

    horsewishr Songster

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    and they're prettier [​IMG]
     
  4. chickensforever

    chickensforever In the Brooder

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    Australorps are a cross between black Orpingtons and an Australian breed (hence the name). I've worked with both breeds, and they're both docile, good layers.
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Thanks, guys.[​IMG]
     

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