What would you do? BR or Australorp?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Julie_A, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Julie_A

    Julie_A Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
    I have about eight BR hens that, along with my RIRs, are laying more eggs than I know what to do with. I would rather have a lower producer that is calm like the BR. My grandad has eight black hens that I assume are Australorps. Gleaming black with a beautiful sheen and bright red combs and waddles. He and I are considering a trade. He sells eggs.

    Would this be a good trade or would it not really benefit either of us?

  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Why not just swap a few? Add some variety to both of your flocks. [​IMG]
  3. FYI.. it's an australorp that holds the record for most eggs laid in a year

    they are egg laying champs! And thrifty with feed too!
  4. Julie_A

    Julie_A Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
    That description sounds like australorps, right? they are hatchery birds he ordered at the feed store. told me he thought they were some kind of "dominecker." Those dominiques sure get around, don't they? [​IMG]

    They aren't Jersey Giants. Are already laying. I don't know what else they could be. I didn't see them as chicks, either. Much prettier than my black sexlinks.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Yeah Julie, that sounds like it would be a BA but they are supposed to be great layers so I don't think that would help you with having fewer eggs.

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