EE'S or Black Austuralorps?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bledsoe95, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2011
    Oakwood, Virginia
    I am having a tough time decideing which ones to order opinions please!
  2. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    I you want chickens that are all different and you can tell them apart easily, (for naming), order EEs If you just want good layers the BA would also be good, but I could never tell mine apart to name. However, I have not named any of my birds, but i can tell them apart, well except for the four golden comets, can't tell one from the other. You'll love either of the two so, why not mix them, get some of each. [​IMG]
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    I would get a few of each as well. If you want a colorful unique flock go with EE's like the above poster said. Black Australorps I hear are amazing layers, and I want to get one of those! I have one EE pullet who is wonderful. She has flighty tendencies, But she tends to get really scared really easily, and boy can she fly lol! She is still a sweetheart, is pretty quiet and is a good girl and pet. However she is 10 months old and has not laid yet [​IMG] which is fairly common with EE's. Black Australorps I also hear are VERY friendly, sweet and quiet. I do not own one though, but I really want one come spring!
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    my easter egger lays twice as much as my black australorp and they are usually more colorful.
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Definitely Easter Eggers.

    Almost everyone has or had an Australorp or five at some point, but Easter Eggers at least lay a variety of egg colors, they come in a variety of colors, and their beards and pea combs make them all the more unique from your run of the mill Australorp. [​IMG]
  6. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    It depends on what you value most if you must decide on only one breed. You cannot go wrong with Black Australorps if you want a consistent layer of large brown eggs, non-broody tendencies, and sweet, quiet, friendly beautiful black-with-green-sheen birds. EEs are a mixed bag personality and color-wise, but if you get blue or green egg layers, that is always a plus in my book. Good luck with whatever you decide!
  7. allcrackedup

    allcrackedup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    i have 6 ee that are 5 months they are fun to watch and when i open the top to the run they always want to come say hello they make me laugh, but they do not want to be touched... i also have 10 australorps that are 2 months old and they are so friendly they come over and climb on to my hand, scratch at my arm palm looking for feed they are very sweet..i like them both.. so i would go 60% lorps and 40% EE...
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  8. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    My first breed that I ordered was the Black Australorp, mainly for its awesome laying ability but also its gorgeous plumage! Then I got EE's for the color of their eggs. I now can say unequivocally - get BOTH!! [​IMG]

    You will not go wrong with either breed IMHO.
  9. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Get both and decide which one you like then get more or more of both. [​IMG]
  10. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Why not just some some of each? They are both great breeds and they're both fairly docile/friendly and should get along well together.

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