The Black Australorp is a larger & popular bird that can weight up to 8lbs (females around 6.5lbs).
This is a dual purpose bird that is great for eating and laying eggs. They are considered to be one of the most popular light brown egg laying birds and so their eggs will look familiar.
The Black Australorp has glossy black plumage with a greenish-purple sheen.
These gentle birds have a calm and quiet demeanor.