Chickens have been kept and bred in Australia for many decades. As such, there have been breeds created in Australia (Australorps) as well as dozens that have been imported. Below are some of the most common breeds that you’ll find here.
This breed originated in Australia – you may have guessed from the name. They are a small to medium sized breed, and are capable of laying a lot of light brown eggs.
- Plymouth Rock
These chickens come in some amazing colour combinations! Originally from America, the barred versions of this breed are the zebras of the chicken world – they have sets of impressive white and black stripes across their body. There are seven different varieties, and they all lay quite large eggs.
Leghorns are extremely pretty birds, and their owners love their ability to produce a lot of medium, white eggs.
Orpingtons are active birds, who like to roam about the garden. They are quite broody, and have quite a plump, pleasing appearance. This breed produces small eggs.
Houdans have truly amazing plumage. They have impressive, mane-like feathers that make a very interesting sight! They are quite heavy birds that produce fairly large eggs. Be aware, this breed will need to drink out of a small, shallow bowl, as their feathers will get very wet if they use normal drinkers.