The Black Australorp chickens originated in Australia. It was bred for egg production and also is good for meat. Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection as a distinct pure breed of poultry in 1929, this chicken breed makes an excellent winter laying hen. They are known for their shiny rich black feathering. Always make sure you have shady areas for the Black Australorp chicken so they do not overheat in the summer.
NOTE: There are some white feathers in their 1st and 2nd stage feathering which is normal but by the 6th month they are solid black feathers.
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