The Australorp was admitted to the standard of Perfection In 1929. It is in the "English Class" in the Standard of Perfection. The name Australorp came from combining the words Australian Black Orpington, which pretty much says it all. A Black Orpington that originated from Australia. It is a large, soft-feathered bird with glossy black feathers and a lustrous green sheen. It is hardy and docile, and has been bred principally as a good egg-layer. It has another great quality as a meat bird weighing in at 6 1/2 to 8 1/2 pounds. It's single comb is moderately large and upright with five distinct points. In 1923 a team of six Australorp hens set a world record laying 1857 eggs which is an average of 309.5 eggs per hen for 365 consecutive 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.
We raise giant exhibition Black Australorp, rooster weight 10-12 pounds and hens weight around 8 pounds.
Our Austaporp highest honor is Reserve Champion in English Class 2011 Fancy Feathers Show New Braunfels Texas.