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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Black Leghorn, Australorp, Polish, Hamburg, Faverolle, Welsummer, Campine, Sumatra, Ameraucauna.
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?
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.
Built on a steep slope, the three-level structure has all the comforts that a mallard duck or Black Australorp chicken could want: shelter from the elements, private compartments for egg laying, room for roosting chickens, a split-level feeding tray, an automatic water dish, pine shavings for scratching, even a small pond for swimming and drinking.
A few of the most popular breeds among Mississippi owners are Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red, Silver-Laced Wyandotte, and Old English Game (see "Finding the Right Breed for your Backyard," pg 142).
Supreme champion was a black australorp pullet by top breeder Robert Thomas, 60, of Llanrug, Caernarfon - reigning champion of the British Federation and Scottish National poultry shows.
They include birds such as the Rhode Island Red, the Sussex and the Australorp, dating back to 1886 and originating in Kent as the Black Orpington.