Chick, Blue Australorp
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Sex: Straight-Run Only

The Australorp is a chicken breed of Australian origin.

It is a large, soft-feathered bird, with white toenails, black legs and beak, and a moderately large and upright single comb, with five distinct points. The Australorp is hardy, docile, and a good egg-layer, as well as a meat bird.

Appearance

The black Australorp is the most common colour, and has glossy black feathers and a lustrous green sheen (known as beetle green). The blue Australorp has a grey-blue plumage, the white Australorp is a pure white bird and splash is a white bird with randomly spotted black and grey feathers.

Weight

Hens around 6.5+ pounds, and roosters 8.5+ pounds.

Eggs

It was the egg laying performance of Australorps which attracted world attention when in 1922-23 a team of six hens set a world record of 1857 eggs at an average of 309.5 eggs per hen for a 365 consecutive day trial. It must be remembered that these figures were achieved without the lighting regimes of the modern intensive shed. Such performances had importation orders flooding in from England, United States of America, South Africa, Canada and Mexico. Well looked after Australorps lay approximately 250 light-brown eggs per year. A new record was set when a hen laid 364 eggs in 365 days.They are also known to be good nest sitters and mothers, making them one of the most exceptional large, heritage utility breeds of chicken.

  • Item #: HC-BluAust

Chick, Blue Australorp

Price: $15.00
2 or more: $10.00 each
5 or more: $7.00 each
25 or more: $4.15 each
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