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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sfisher, Feb 6, 2008.
Can anyone tell me, what kind of layer these birds are?
I don't have any anymore, but they were good layers when I used to have them.
Mine are really good layers...almost every day during the longer days. Nice large brown eggs.
One of the better choices. . . !
Mine started off slowly, but she's now a very good layer. And her eggs are big and gorgeous. She's my favorite girl.
Mine is still a pullet and hasn't laid eggs but I hear they are great layers!
Thanks everybody, I ordered a couple the other day. Then I read that they only average about 175 eggs a year. But then they say they hold a world record, for a hen that laid 364 eggs in 1 year. I just want a black chicken that lays alot of brown eggs. I have until noon tomorow to change my order. Does anybody think black sex links would be a better choice.
I love my Australorps. They consistently lay nice big brown eggs and have sweet temperaments. I plan on ordering a few more this spring.
Quote:I'm not going to buy that "about 175 eggs a year" figure. Australorps have always done very well for me and averaged a good deal more than an egg every other day!
I'd bet, however, that the current strains would be outperformed by the black sex-links altho' I don't have any personal experience. My brother's red sex-links were quite the "laying machines" and my Australorps may not have been able to match 'em. Nevertheless, they can give most any breed a good run for their money !
With the Australorps you'll get a beautiful black bird with an iridescent green sheen - they are just gorgeous in the bright sunlight !
My australorp is my best layer. 6.1 eggs per week this winter. Her eggs are smaller and lighter-colored than the other breeds I have.