Austrowhites

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Queen of the chickens, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone raised the Austro-white chicken? How was the egg production? How big were the eggs? How did they fair in winter? I am thinking of getting an Austrolorp Cock to put in with my Austrolorp Hens and White Leghorns and would appreciate any input.
     
  2. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its been almost 50 years ago but I had austraXwhites as a kid
    and sold the eggs to the local grocery store
    they out laid my white rocks, ate less,
    mostly large, always white, eggs
    a few set, (maybe two out of fifty) but were lousy mothers
    good foragers, calmer than leghorns
    stood the cold pretty well - roosters lost their combs
    there was no heat in the henhouse other than a light above the roost
    it got down to 20 below a couple of times
    walt
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Austra Whites= Black Australorp rooster over White Leghorn hens. Excellant layers (about as well as a sexlink). Usually white chickens with a few black spots (kind of like the California Whites). Usually a little bigger chicken than the California White not as big as the Australorp though. Cackle Hatchery is now selling these. Usually lay white or creamish colored eggs.

    That should work well for you, you casn tell the Leghorn eggs from the Australorp eggs.
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As Walt said, this was a popular hybrid used in commercial egg production.

    Tim
     
  5. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the information. I think I will give this a try [​IMG]
     

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