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Black Australorps
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
BLAC Males $2.21 $1.96 $1.86 $1.57 $1.50 $1.39
BLAP Females $3.32 $3.07 $3.00 $2.78 $2.72 $2.62
BLAS Straight Run $2.92 $2.67 $2.60 $2.40 $2.37 $2.33
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: English
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: best
Meat Production: excellent
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: best
Disposition: better
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: excellent
Skin Color: white
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not very likely
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: recovering
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This breed originated in Australia developed from Black Orpingtons imported from England; and the emphasis of the breeding program was on egg production without sacrificing too much in size and meat quality. Some sensational results were made in the Australian program, and one hen set a laying record of 364 eggs in 365 days. Introduced into this country in the 1920's, they have become useful and popular and are certainly one of the best layers of light brown eggs of all the heavy breeds. A flock of Black Australorps with their glossy black plumage which has a greenish-purple sheen and their larger than average bright red combs make an unusually handsome sight. They are big birds, cockerels weighing 6 to 8 pounds at maturity and pullets 5 to 7. They have a pinkish white skin and plump bodies which dress out nicely once the birds have their final plumage. Pullets mature early and many will be in production between 5 and 6 months of age. They are quiet, gentle, and stand confinement well. Baby chicks are black with a good deal of white in the underparts and small white patches around the head and wings. We have handled this breed for years and think it is one of the best of the heavy breeds. 

As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Questions & Answers
My chicks are now 6 months. How do I know if they are Australorps or Black Jersey Giants?
Black Australorps have pinkish white skin and the bottom of their feet are white. Black Giants have yellow skin and the bottom of their feet are yellow.
What is the minimum I can order
The minimum order to ship is 25 from Feb-Mar, and 15 chicks April or later. You do not have to order all one breed to reach your minimum.
Hi we are interested to add some new Black Autralorps to our existing flock. Given that you have chicks this winter do you ship to WI in Jan? We would like to order them now for spring egg laying but apparently you are out. If that is not the case then please let us know. Thanks
The Black Australorps are showing available the end of Jan 2015. You can place your order for next season now if you wish.
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