Australorp

Australorps were made by crossing Australian Langshans and other breeds into original Cook type Orpingtons. The result was a wonderful utility fowl, which after being known as Australian Utility Orpingtons became simply, Australorps. They won many laying trials and were exported back to Great Britain. Australorps are large, glossy green-black fowls with bright red faces and headgear and large black eyes. Their legs and feet should be black with white soles. Overly fluffy plumage is to be avoided and should be tight enough to display the lovely curved lines inherent to the breed. Today, Australorps win many major awards and in most shows, competition is very strong in both large and bantam classes.

Australorp pullet



Australian Game bantam cockerel

Australian Game

Often simply called 'Aussies', this breed was originally developed from fighting cock strains. The fad at the time was for tall, leggy fowls and they soon caught on as a popular show fowl. It is easy to see the Malay Game influence in the breed type, however unlike that breed, the Aussie should carry a flat back. Aussie Games should be very large, solid and muscular, tall with a proud, defiant bearing. Their plumage is incredibly hard and brittle, and any fluff is to be avoided. In the breed standard, no mention is made of colour, this being of little importance compared with the size and structure of the fowls. Though not as common as they once were, large Australian Game are still quite popular and the bantams are becoming smaller and of better type.



Australian Langshan

The Australian Langshan was developed from Asiatic Langshans brought to Australia early in the 20th century. Australian breeders set about making a fine utility breed of distinctive shape. The unique angular type gives rise to the description, a bird of 'Vs'. They come in three colours, black, white and blue however the black variety is the most popular and best quality.
Langshans are incredibly popular as show fowls, with very large classes being the norm at most major shows, and they often win the major awards. Outside the showpen, Langshans are very docile, friendly fowls that lay very large, plentiful eggs. They are available in large and bantams.

Australian Langshan bantam



Australian Pit Game cockerel

Australian Pit Game

These are the powerful fighting fowls that were developed in Australia from Old English and Asian gamefowl blood. They were generally larger and more solid than the English fowl and tended to have more stamina in the fighting pit. The type of this breed varies from strain to strain with some looking like the English style fowl and others displaying more Asiatic gamefowl traits. In the showpen, these differences are unimportant, the birds being judged for traits which give the appearance of a good fighting fowl. Pit Game fowls should be bold and fearless in appearance, with solid beak, sound and correctly set legs and an alert character. A good Pit Game is a wonderful sight and often win major awards in major shows. Bantams are also available.



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