speckled sussex vs. black austrolorp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by zachslc, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. zachslc

    zachslc Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2008
    Salt Lake City
    I am keeping 4-5 birds, two of which are EE. For the others I can choose any combination of black austrolorp and speckled sussex (right now I have three of each). Does anyone have an opinion of which is a better layer? Most websites and books list them as about the same, but I am interested in personal experience. Anyone?

  2. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    My EE's lay very well 1 a day and their large- xlarge eggs my Austrop. also are great layers 1 a day but a med -large eegs they are just 33 weeks old and I don't have the other kind.
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I have both Australopes and Speckled Sussex they are both very good layers, however the speckled will go broody. The blacks so far are alittle more flighty and have never gone broody on me. The speckled are also smaller birds than the blacks.
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Australorp was the better layer, while I absolutely LOVED my speckled sussex personality.
  5. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    My Black Ostralorps have been laying since the where 20 weeks old started in December. As far as I'm concerned they are the best. My girls have proven there selfs to me:weee

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