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  1. Australorps

    The Australorp was developed in Australia in 1890 by breeding Rhode Island Reds with Orpingtons. There was a lot of controversy created in naming this bird as some suggested it be called Australs and others Australian Utility Orpingtons. Eventually they settled on the name Australorps being short for Australian Orpingtons.
    They come in both standard size, with the hen weighing an average of 7.3-9.2 lbs and cock 8.6-10.3 lbs, and Bantam weighing 1.7 lbs for hen and 3.7 lbs for cocks. Black is...
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