Thursday, October 14, 2010

My australorp flock

9 happy hens with their protective yet docile rooster. 
My australorp flock that I purchased back in march is laying fertile eggs and I am ready to start selling them.

The australorp is the australian's version of an orpington. They are black with green, similar to the color of a beetle. Their egg-laying is one of the highest rated (5/week on average) and they are large meaty birds so they are a dual purpose breed.

The australorp is rated as a "recovering" species on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's list (meaning it was nearly extinct!).

Here are some more external links:

Hatching eggs for sale