The height would also be tall enough to prevent my heavy Australorps
and my flightless Frizzle from accessing the crops.
If you want breeds that are calmer and lay colors of eggs other than white, consider Australorps
, Speckled Sussex, or Ameraucanas (Easter-egg chickens).
They tend 19 hens of several different breeds, including Black Australorps
, Rhode Island Reds, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, and Araucanas.
If you prefer heritage breeds, Leghorns, White-faced Black Spanish, Rhode Island Reds, Australorps
, Rhode Island Whites and Plymouth Rocks are good choices for producing lots of eggs.
After consulting the experts, Ross chose a chicken coop of Australorps
, a breed of hen derived from the Australian Orpington.
Barred Hollands are derived from barred Plymouth Rocks, white leghorns, Australorps
, and brown leghorns.
Barred Rocks, Sexlinks, Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire, Black Australorps
, Ameraucanas, Dominiques, Welsumers, Golden Laced Wyandottes, Delawares, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Whites, Marans, White Rocks.
You might think Australia's claim to fame is the kangaroo, but in the land Down Under, Australorps
We now have 15 Black Australorps
, and I am a firm believer in chickens for everyone.
Barred Rocks, Sexlinks, White Leghorns, Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire Reds, Black Australorps
, Ameraucanas, Dominiques, Welsumers, Golden Laced Wyandottes, Delawares, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Whites, Marans, White Rocks, California Grey, California White, Lakenvelders, Pheasants and more!
The Speckled Sussex, Buff Orpington, Jersey Giant, Australorps
, New Hampshire Reds (I'd mention Rhode Island Reds, but I'm New Hampshire born and raised) and most of the Rocks (Barred, Partridge) were, and still are, great choices for barnyard or backyard flocks.
And fancy-feathered or highly colored breeds like Polish Cresteds, Brahmas from China, Australorps
from Australia, and the Phoenix from Japan with tail feathers that grew a yard long were shown at the County Fair.