Definition of Australorp in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒstrəlɔːp/


A black Orpington chicken of an Australian breed.
Example sentences
  • We now have 15 Black Australorps, and I am a firm believer in chickens for everyone.
  • The black strain of Orpington developed further in the southern hemisphere to become the Australorp.
  • Black Australorps were developed in Australia and introduced into American flocks in the 1920's.


Early 20th century: blend of Australian and Orpington.

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