Ray Connor appointed as
Doyen Australorp breeder, Mr Ray
Connor has been appointed the
club's Patron for 2013.
Newly elected President, Peter
D'arcy of Carwoolla NSW was pleased to announce the honour at the 2013 AGM at Dubbo.
Ray was flattered to be asked and seemed humbled by the gesture.
Meanwhile Margaret Blake has taken over as Treasurer of the club. She comes with the experience of being a past National Treasurer of the Plymouth Rock Club of Australia.
Peter and Margaret have succeeded Kevin Collins and Darren Macfarlane, respectively, who gave the club the past three years of service.
Australian Poultry Standards
2nd edition released
in May 2012
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 21st June 2014
Click for more National Show Information
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
Malcolm Holmes - Victoria
Peter & Ray Ubrihein
- Bega 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.
Some of our club's members are involved with the Winning Edge Poultry Seminars and they have announced some exciting new programs for 2014.
The first for the year is hosted by Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry Club and will be held on Saturday 2nd August.
The second for the year is hosted by Lismore Poultry Club and will be held on Saturday 13th September.
But stand by for some breaking news. We understand that the seminar just may be going to an exciting gigantic venue early in 2014.
Once we find out the details we'll let you know.
To check them out go here to this link Winning Edge Poultry Seminars
New USA Club's 1st Show
Some really great news from the USA has just come across our desk from the newly formed Australorp Club of America
They wrote: "The Australorp Club of America would like to invite all Australorp breeders and exhibitors to join us for our first National Meet at the Minnesota State Poultry Association Show in Hutchinson, MN on October 26 & 27, 2013.
Email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or premium list and health regulations."
Who Owns That
Ever wondered who owns that stunning Large Australorp Cockerel that adorns the cover of the new Standards book?
At first we thought it may have been one of our Australian Australorp Champions from the past or one of the Poultry Canberra winners.
But, NO, we were all wrong. This sensational picture was snapped at the Bendigo (Vic) Championship in 2005 by Andy Vardy of Backyard Poultry fame. www.backyardpoultry.com
The fowl belongs to popular Australorp club member, Brian Newell and Andy reckons it was one of the best Australorps that he has ever seen. The bird was placed Reserve Large Soft Feather at that show. After seeing this incredible specimen, one wonders how good the Bird of Show must have been.
Congratulations to both Andy and Brian - you have both gone down in history!
Peter D'Arcy talks the Talk
2011 Australian Champion Australorp Titles holder, Peter D'Arcy of Carwoola via Canberra ACT recently did a guest spot as a speaker at his local Poultry Club.
The Club recorded the event and Peter's great effort is now plastered all over You Tube.
Click right HERE to see Peter chatting about his wonderful knowledge on Australorps.
Sydney Royal - 2013
Phillip & Linda Tisdell
Champion Australorp of Show
Champion Bantam Australorp
Champion Large Australorp
Thanks to our Judge
Dr Brendan Sharpe B.V.Sc (Hons-Sydney)
A full list of the Australorp results at Sydney Royal is listed on the link below
The Judge's report by Brendan will be posted soon.
2013 Sydney Royal
For the full results from Sydney Royal - 2013 please click on the link below. This will give you all the results of every class in the show.
All Sydney Royal Poultry Results
Our club would also like to congratulate the 2013 Grand Champion Winner
Light Sussex Bantam Cockerel
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The actual Facebook site is in its infancy, but our main focus will be on our primary site.
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