Black Australorp chickens were imported into Australia during the period between 1890 and about 1900. In England during this same period, Black Australorps were being refined for their meat qualities. However, the Australians immediately valued the breed for its egg-laying ability and continued to breed along the lines of the original type. The end result was an excellent production chicken.
In 1902, during Australia’s winter season, the Hawkesbury Agricultural College held a six-month egg-laying contest between various breeds of chickens. cAnother hen set a new world record when she laid an amazing 364 eggs in 365 days!
With such great successes in the egg-laying contests, poultry men worldwide became interested in these chickens. Many were imported into England and America in the early 1920s.
Black Australorp chickens are a medium-weight breed with fairly close-fitting feathers. They lay an abundance of large tinted eggs. Males weigh 8.5 lbs and females weigh 6.5 lbs.
Meanwhile, Black Australorp chickens have dual purposes. Thy’re great for meat and egg production. The meat is tasty with its white tinted skin and succulent flesh. Likewise, the eggs are light brown filled with amazing nutrients. This breed of chicken are gentle and beautiful such that some people keep them for beautification.
Our other rare heritage livestock include: Light Brahma, Bourbon red turkey, Red Devon etc.