Great news for all poultry fanciers is that the much awaited 2nd Edition is finally moving with Australia Post to boxes dotted all over Australia.
It comes in a Limited Edition Version (pic above) of just 500, as well as the 'standard' version (pic below) which will be the most popular.
Australorp members would have to be very pleased that most of our recommendations were accepted by the APS Committee, however we could be a little disappointed that they discarded our controversial weight issues, particularly with our bantams.
Still we have to live with these standards now for the next 14 years or so when the 3rd Edition appears.
We must remember that the poultrymen who gave up their time and energy to produce these amazing books must be wholeheartedly congratulated on a sterling job.
When the 1st Edition arrived in 1998, we as fanciers were just in awe as we had always relied on the British Standards. To have our own 2nd version is simply phenomenal.
To order your copy and to see more discussion on the Standards click on the enhanced link.
Australian Australorp Titles
Saturday 22nd June 2013
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Our Titles will be run in conjunction with the Langshan Club of Australia's National Show
We envisage up to 300 of each breed in their recognised colours of Black, Blue and White
Large Australian Langshans
Bantam Australian Langshans
Henry Surtees - Monto Qld
Peter Smith - Tamworth NSW
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Steve Higgins - Woodhill Qld
Popular Club Member,
Steve Higgins, was awarded
Life Membership of the Australorp Club of Australia
at Canberra in 2012.
Steve was a past President of the club for over 7 years and is currently the Vice-President.
Over the years his dedication to the breed has been priceless.
Steve has shown Australorps for many long years and he would list his pinnacle at winning Champion Australorp at Sydney Royal in 2002 and the 2010 Australian Australorp Titles.
He joins husband and wife team, Wendy & Ross Summerell, as the 3rd Life Member honoured by our club.