Breed: Black Australorp, Black x Lavender Split Australorp
Origin: Australia, 1929
Egg Colour: Light Brown
Egg Size: M
Comb Type: Single
Australorps are an excellent calm, docile dual-purpose breed. They make wonderful pets, do well with children and other breeds. They’re also a heavy hitter in regards to their egg-laying capabilities – they hold the world’s record for egg production with one hen having laid 364 eggs in 365 days! An impressive feat. We raise Black and Lavender Australorps. To improve the quality of Lavender Australorps, they need to be crossed back to Black periodically. This year, we will have Black Australorps available, and Spilt (Black x Lavender) Australorps available, as we work to improve our lines.
Split x Lav = 50% Lav 50% Split
Black x Split = 50% black 50% split
Split x Split = 50% Split 25% Black 25% Lav
Black x Lav = 100% Split
- Chicks are ready at the end of each month. For example, if you select “May” as your month, your chicks will be ready for pick-up by the end of May.
- Unsexed (“straight run”) chicks have not been sexed. In our experience, we have found the 50-50% rule to hold true in large groups. Please note: if you order a few chicks (less than 25 of one breed, for example), the chances of even ratios of male to female increase. Unsexed chicks are $15ea.
- Sexed (female or male) chicks are only possible with our auto-sexing breeds. This means that males and females have different colours/markings when they hatch. We have found this to be extremely reliable, but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. Female chicks (pullets) are $25ea and male chicks (cockerels) are $5ea.
In the case that a chick is not available at hatch, you will have the option of 1) Choosing a substitute, or 2) Choosing a later hatch date.