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difference: australorp & orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sammysam, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. sammysam

    sammysam Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the difference between a black australorp and a black orpington? Besides appearance what about egg production? Which is a better layer?
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Australorp (Australian Utility Orpington) is smaller and tighter feathered. Lays far better than its ancestor
    David
     
  3. sammysam

    sammysam Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as appearance how can you tell them apart?
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpingtons are fluffier and usually larger.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Exactly- Orps are more "round", but they are both beautiful breeds. I'd like to see more Australorps(in the US) in the color varieties that we are seeing in Orps.
     

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