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Tell me about your black Australorps.........

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by texaschickmama, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I just bought a new flock of them as chicks. 13 pullets and 1 roo
    I did research them before getting them and know they are great egg layers. Are their personalities like orpingtons. I know they used the australorp to breed the black orp. Please show me some pics of your australops.

  2. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Sorry that I dont have any pics of them but what I can tell you is that they are very docile,they love following you around the yard there good foragers they can be a lil flighty at times but ovrall there a loving good foraging chicken,Oh ya I almost forgot they lay brown eggs that are tinted with some white.I hope you enjoy your austrolorps as much as i enjoyed mine [​IMG]
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Oh, good. I just love the pics I've seen in magazines.
  4. gretchenhau

    gretchenhau Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Lebanon Ohio
    mine are rescue birds, the chortle at me and coo at me very friendly. I love them. One even recovered after being hauled off by an owl.
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Mine is more curious and less cautious than my Bo. I can't imagine not having my BA.....


  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Heres mine at 20 weeks[​IMG][/img]
  7. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    Here are some of ours at 5 weeks. I just posted this picture somewhere else, so ignore if you've already seen it.


    We have 8 hens and 1 roo. You can see him in the front with the shorter tail and red comb.

    We are enjoying ours. They aren't old enough yet for me to tell you about their egg-laying habits. They are a bit skittish if we move too fast around them, but as long as we sit still or move slowly, they don't run from us. They are very sweet and gentle when we pick them up to love on them.

    Our roo is a little more feisty than the girls when we pick him up, but he's not too bad. (He will flap his wings and make noises like we are trying to kill him.) "The ladies," as we call them, are very sweet when we handle them.

  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Oh thank you for all the pictures. I just can't wait for mine to grow into a great flock to watch.
  9. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    The hen in my avatar was my BA. I loved her. She was the most personable chicken and was always first in line anytime I came out with treats. She loved to be petted and was just the sweetest chicken ever. But when she went broody, she scared me. That chicken could growl!

    I miss her.

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