I’m not sure this is a Black Australorp. Mine all have very dark eyes and are solid black. With the rust on the chest, this looks like a Black Sex Link or Black Comet. I have 4 Black Astralorps, and a Black Sex Link hen in my flock. All have the irridescent sheen to their feathers. I like that the little Australorps will sit placidly on my lap and whisper to me the secrets of the coop. They are such awesome little creatures.
Big Black Beauty by ienemien