The Australorp is a hardy, docile, and a good egg-layer as well as meat bird.
The Australorp is a chicken breed of Australian origin. It is a large, soft-feathered bird, with white toenails, black legs and beak, and a moderately large and upright single comb, with five distinct points.
The Australorp, like many breeds of chicken, comes in both bantam and standard size and multiple colours.
The black Australorp is the most common, and has glossy black feathers and a lustrous green sheen (known as beetle green). The blue Australorp has a grey-blue plumage and the white Australorp is a pure white bird.
Well looked after Australorps lay approximately 250 light-brown eggs per year.