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Black Australorps

Pronounced Oss-tra-lorp are black with shiny green highlights to their feathers, and they produce brown eggs.

A strong dual purpose breed, chosen for their longevity and health, as well as their gentle disposition and excellent egg-laying abilities.

This beautiful heritage breed can be traced back to the breed known as Orpingtons, originally bred in the village of the same name in Kent, England by William Cook in the 1880s and is listed as “recovering” by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Conservation.

Introduced to North America in the 1920s.

 

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