The Black Australorp originates from Australia and was developed as an egg laying breed. Due to their size, they are also a good meat bird. The breed is hardy and is known for it's winter laying abilities. They were recogonized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1929.
Adult Sizes: Male approximately 8.5 lbs Female approximately 6.5 lbs Class Heavy
Egg Production: up to 200-280 eggs/ year Egg Size: Large Egg Color: Brown