Color double laced in shades of brown and black. They are rather docile and good foragers, laying light brown eggs of good size.
The original flock was imported from Germany, and they are still quite rare in this country.
Black bird with a beautiful green sheen. The standard variety is well known for laying the large brown eggs and being consistent, productive layers. Like the standard variety, my bantams are very good, consistent layers. Brown egg layer.
While very popular in the Large Fowl Standard, the bantam is extremely rare. The bantam, for years unavailable in America, was reintroduced by me about 15 years ago from Europe. If you should come across another Bantam Black Australorp, you are seeing the progeny of my birds.
Interesting bird with a Mille Fleur coloration. Friendly with personalble, easy temperate. Not flightly. Most popular for color pattern but also liked by many for their quiet nature making them ideal for the residential small flock owner. Light-brown/tan egg layer.
Welsummers, Partridge and Silver
The Partridge variety is the same bird as the Large Fowl but is a bantam. Layers of brown eggs of good size.
The Silver are a beautiful, well known and recognized variety in Europe but very rare in America.