currently have 6 11 mo layers and 5 4 mo layers(getting 1 egg a day now)(various breeds) so wanted to ad some GREAT layers and remembered how good my australorps(spelling?) were so ordered 6 black austalorp girls and 1 boy. hope to eventually make some of my own. will pick them up in less than 3 wks. originally did NOT want more BA layers but decided to be practical(have been getting "prettier" layers) and as I remember my australorps were all sweethearts so am doing it!!!! yeah! and in 2 yrs I will be overloaded with eggs!!!