Australorps versus Orpingtons/English

Inkheart

Songster
9 Years
Aug 15, 2010
2,429
9
168
Columbus Ohio
Hello all

Just curious as i am learning chickens and researching - but as far as temperant- hardiness - laying etc- What is the difference between Australorps and orpingtons - and along the same lines - what is the advantage to a true English orpington?

Thanks - newbie question i know
 

aveca

Songster
10 Years
Jun 30, 2009
3,704
96
228
Waverly, NY
Australorps are slightly smaller tighter feathered livley.orpingtons are larger wonderful temprament you just love them..both are nice to have around..australorps can be egg laying machines , they do also go broody on occasion, not sure about the orps going broody..there are a couple of threads in here with some outstanding buff orps and one or 2 threads about australorps that give a lot of information on breeders experiences.and why they like them
 
Last edited:

punky rooster

Awesome
9 Years
Jul 21, 2010
3,788
9
181
Australorps lay better and are smaller
Orps are bigger and they have a better temperment
they both go broody but orps are better
punky
 

Inkheart

Songster
9 Years
Aug 15, 2010
2,429
9
168
Columbus Ohio
So with the Aussies around - does it make it harder to find a black Orpington- perhaps not as many people raise them? And are there issues with the weight on the Orpingtons and perhaps breaking eggs when broody?
Thanks for your input - learning and trying to soak in as much as possible!
 

call ducks

silver appleyard addict
10 Years
Mar 4, 2009
4,260
68
253
waterville , canada
Australorps and Orpingtons... Australorps were bred out of black orpington.

The Australorp ( all colours not just the black) are good egg layers, and the roosters do not make that bad of a meat bird.

don't have orpingtons so i will let some one that raises them tell you about them.
 

punky rooster

Awesome
9 Years
Jul 21, 2010
3,788
9
181
Quote:
I had a orp rooster and he was very BIG and nice! My BA hens layed very well
 
Last edited:

call ducks

silver appleyard addict
10 Years
Mar 4, 2009
4,260
68
253
waterville , canada
Quote:
I had a orp rooster and he was very nice! My BA hens layed very well

there is not only black. I raise Blue Black & Splash australorps, and hope to get whites...
 

Inkheart

Songster
9 Years
Aug 15, 2010
2,429
9
168
Columbus Ohio
Quote:
I had a orp rooster and he was very nice! My BA hens layed very well

there is not only black. I raise Blue Black & Splash australorps, and hope to get whites...

Are the blue black and splash only in Canada?
 

punky rooster

Awesome
9 Years
Jul 21, 2010
3,788
9
181
Quote:
there is not only black. I raise Blue Black & Splash australorps, and hope to get whites...

Are the blue black and splash only in Canada?

I'm sure there are some in the US
 

MANNA-PRO

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom