Definition of Australorp in US English:



  • A black Orpington chicken of an Australian breed.

    • ‘The Australorps were very pretty, with the green sheen on the black feathers.’
    • ‘The black strain of Orpington developed further in the southern hemisphere to become the Australorp.’
    • ‘All Australorps are black with an intense beetle-green sheen.’
    • ‘Black Australorps have a glossy black plumage which has a greenish-purple sheen.’
    • ‘Black Australorps were developed in Australia and introduced into American flocks in the 1920's.’
    • ‘We now have 15 Black Australorps, and I am a firm believer in chickens for everyone.’


Early 20th century: blend of Australian and Orpington.