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Orpington Rooster Orpington Hen

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Orpington At A Glance

Purpose:   Dual Purpose
Hen Weight:   8 lbs.
Cold Tolerance:
Heat Tolerance:
Rate of Maturation:
Broodiness:
Cage/Pen Tolerance:
Calmness:
Aggression:
Flighty:
Friendliness
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Noisyness:

Egg Size: medium

Eggs per week: 3

Egg color:

Egg Color

Additional Orpington Facts and Information

Color Variations: black, white, buff, blue, jubilee, speckled, red, mottled and birchen

 

Comb Type(s): Single

 

Skin Color: White skin, white or dark shanks

 

Earlobe Color: Red

 

History: Orpington, England gained fame from these chickens because they are named after this city. William Cook created this breed in the late 1880's.

 

Additional Notes: They cannot fly due to their weight, but this trait makes them very suitable as backyard chickens. Highly recommended to keep them out of the rain because their fluffy feathers cannot keep the water out.