Lavender Orpington vs. Lavender Australorp???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SunriseLvstock, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. SunriseLvstock

    SunriseLvstock Hatching

    Oct 4, 2014
    Is there even such a thing as a Lavender Australorp?

    I have not found any breeders of this type of chicken, but I am seeing an awful lot of Lavender Orpingtons that have the more upright carriage of the Australorp, tail angle of the Australorp, and a head that favors Australorp more than it does Orpington. So I am curious whether many of the "Lavender Orpingtons" I am seeing are really an Australorp but are called Orpingtons. Can anyone tell me if this is so?

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