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Australorp Free Range Chicken is an abbreviation of Australian black Orpington, and as the name would suggest, the Australorp is a breed that originated in Australia (in approximately 1890), from the English Orpington. The Australorp is well-suited to Australian conditions and is one of the most efficient egg layers as it averages over 300 eggs per hen per year in a commercial setting. However, backyard poultry producers should not expect more than 250 eggs a year. The Black Australorp is an ideal bird for free range production as they have a good temperament. Although they are renowned for their egg laying ability, the Australorp is a durable dual purpose breed as it is also suitable for meat.  Australorp Free Range Chicken

Point of Lay-hens Dual purpose, free ranging chicken with laying capabilities as well as a large structure for meat production. Should have a normal physical structure and shape and free from any diseases or defects. A caramel/brown shade of feathers, with white feathers in a pattern around their necks, and white feathers at the tips of their tail feathers appearance. Feathers: Clean, bright, not puffed up. Legs: Normal and free from all diseases and defects.

Australorp Free Range Chicken

Australorp, Female


Australorp Free Range Chicken

Australorp, Male – Bantam

Soft feather-heavy


  • Black with a green shine, or
  • Pure white


Large Australorps

Cock 3.9 – 4.7 Kg
Hen 3.0 – 3.6 Kg
Cockerel 3.2 – 3.6 Kg
Pullet 3.3 – 4.20 Kg

Bantam Australorps

Rooster 1.2 Kg
Hen 790 g
Cockerel 1.6 – 2.1 Kg
Pullet 1.3 – 1. 9 Kg

Egg colour

Light brown/tinted


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