Buff Orpington Heritage Breed Chickens

The Orpington heritage breed chicken is a large friendly bird originating from Kent England.

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Name

Classification

Origin

Weight

Egg Colour

Productivity

Price

Orpington

Heavy Breed, Soft feathered

Kent Britain

Male 3.6 - 4.55kg, Female 2.7 - 3.6kg

Tinted or Brown

Approximately 160 eggs per year

$60.00 for 9 to 12 week old pullets

$12.50 for up to 10 day old chicks unsexed

$4.00 for hatching eggs

Orpington heritage breed chickens

Characteristics

Quiet and docile could even be described as cuddly these birds enjoy foraging but tolerate confinement well. With small wings and a profusion of feathers they even look cuddly.

They are a gorgeous golden colour and are good dual purpose birds but with them being so friendly it's hard to eat them..

They come in Black, Blue, Splash, White, and Buff but here at Feathered Friends poultry we only have the buff variety.

They were originally breed to be good egg layers but the strains we have here are not as good as some of the other heritage breeds we have available. They tend to lay well in short bursts so limited birds and eggs are available for hatching, please enquire for availability.

They make great pets and get along fine with other breeds but can sometimes get bullied as they are so placid, especially when they are younger.

Here at Feathered Friends we only have the buff available.

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