Australorps versus Orpingtons/English

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Inkheart, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    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
     
  2. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
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  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Australorps lay better and are smaller
    Orps are bigger and they have a better temperment
    they both go broody but orps are better
    punky
     
  4. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    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!
     
  5. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    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.
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:I had a orp rooster and he was very BIG and nice! My BA hens layed very well
     
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  7. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    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...
     
  8. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    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?
     
  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    really I'v never seen any pics?
     
  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    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
     

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