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What is the difference between an australorpe and an orphington


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Both the orpingtons and australorps are part of the English class of chickens. Orpingtons have feathers that are broad and smooth fitting on its' deep and massive body. It is an all purpose heavy breed for meat and egg production. Color of skin is white and eggs brown.

Australorps is a production bred Australian Black Orpington, noted for good egg production. Breed developed in Australia. It is medium weight.

Ken Koelkebeck Extension Specialist, Poultry







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