Valley Hatchery’s Austra White Chicks are the perfect blend of Black Australorp and White Leghorn, a unique crossbreed developed in the early 1900s in Oregon. These birds stand out with their striking white plumage, dotted with black specks. Known for their calm demeanor, Austra Whites are a bit more laid-back than their Leghorn ancestors, making them a great choice for backyard flocks.
These hybrids are fantastic egg layers, consistently producing a large number of light brown to off-white eggs throughout the year. Austra White pullets are not just productive but also heavier and hardier compared to many other breeds. This means they’re great for both egg production and as charming backyard companions. Plus, their efficient feed-to-egg ratio makes them a cost-effective option for those looking to enjoy the delights of fresh, free-range eggs.
Roosters are a dazzling pure white with bright red combs, while hens boast a few elegant black spots amidst their white feathers. It’s important to note that as hybrids, Austra Whites are not recognized by the American Poultry Association, and breeding them won’t result in Austra White chicks.
These birds are not just about looks and eggs; they bring personality to the table too! Known for their hardiness, Austra Whites can comfortably handle both hot and cold climates. They’re low-maintenance, making them suitable for both beginner and expert chicken enthusiasts. Expect an impressive annual egg count of 200 to 290 per hen. Adult roosters typically weigh around 6.5 pounds, with hens averaging 5 pounds. These chickens can live for about 6 to 10 years, offering not just eggs but also companionship.
Valley Hatchery is proud to offer these delightful birds with a live arrival guarantee. Our commitment is to provide the healthiest chickens, ensuring a fulfilling and joyous poultry-raising experience for you. Whether you’re starting a backyard flock or adding to it, our Austra White Chicks are a choice you can feel good about – productive, hardy, and full of character!