Australorp


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Australorp

(ˈɒstrəˌlɔːp)
n
(Breeds) a heavy black breed of domestic fowl
[shortened from Austral(ian Black) Orp(ington)]
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The Black Australorp traces its roots back to the Black Orpingtons shipped to Australian chicken breeders in the 1800s.
He said that development and conservation of local Naked Neck breed and hybridizing with Rhode Island Red and Black Australorp would help us to develop high producing dual purpose breed for rural areas.
He also had all types of chickens, and names like Rhode Island Red, Rhode Island White, Australorp and Leghorn were everyday terms for us and we were expected not only to recognise them, but to identify their eggs as well.
Returning to the show after a lengthy absence, he came away with the supreme title courtesy of an Australorp bantam.
The Black Australorp was developed in Australia using Black Orpington stock originally imported from England.
The next week, oh no, they've got to have speckled Sussex or they have to have the black Australorp.
The Australorp has a big, bold black eye, a glossy black plumage with a rich beetle-green sheen, and is a magnificent egg layer.
There are 248 classes and special awards at this year's show, which will include exotically-named breeds such as Cochin, Australorp, Barnvelder and Araucana, as well as the native British breeds.
9 Australorp, Scots Dumpy and Sicilian Buttercup are breeds of which domestic animal?
Australorp (aw-strah lorp) Developed in Australia from the Orpington, the Australorp was bred with the focus on egg production instead of meat production, and was developed as a dual-purpose breed.
Soft Feather Bantam classes Australorp m/f 1&2 DS&V Jarman.
The chickens are Australorp, Araucana, Buff Orpington, Polish, Barred Rock, Blue Cochen and Rhode Island Red, and come in shapes, colors, and sizes as varied as their names.