Orpington Chickens

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History

The Black Orpington was created and introduced in 1886 by William Cook. This new hybrid bird was then named after William\'s residence in Kent. To create the black he crossed it with Minorcas, Plymouth Rock and Langshans. The White Orpington followed 3 years later and was a cross between a White Leghorn and a Black Hamburg and a White Dorking. This was not such a popular colour at the time. The Buff Orpington was introduced later as people wanted a buff coloured bird. The Queen Mother was apparently a keeper of this bird.

Behaviour

Orpingtons are birds which like to be free range. They have a very strong tendency to go broody and therefore make great mothers. Their eggs are small and pinkish. They are greedy birds and need exercise to keep fit. Their wingspan is short therefore they can be kept in areas with low fences.

Varieties

The standard colours for an Orpington are black (single or rose comb), blue (laced) buff and white. They are a heavy but loosely feathered bird which makes it look large. The blues and blacks are the largest colours. The buffs and whites are slightly smaller. The dark colours have dark eyes and legs while the paler colours have red eyes and white legs.

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Orpingtons For Sale

Please Note: All Chickens listed here are for collection only. They cannot be delivered by the Seller or by Omlet. Once you have purchased the Chickens you will be emailed the Seller's contact address details.

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Breed: Orpington - Fertilised Eggs
Descriptions: Orpington - Fertilised Eggs
Variety: Buff
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: Bell Brook Farm
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: Every egg traceable to a particular bloodline. Parent birds of each bloodline available for inspection. You will be able to select your own eggs if you wish. Please note:- We know that fertile eggs do not travel well in the post. Therefore our eggs are available for collection only, Monday to Friday. Price quoted is per egg. Please call Sarah on the mobile number Monday to Friday to arrange collection. Many thanks.
Location: Warwickshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£2.00
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Breed: Orpington - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Orpington - Mature Hen
Variety: Lavender Splash
Age: 21 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: Fantastic opportunity-very rare-stunning, matronly birds and with the friendliest, pleasant temperament. Superb exhibition standard birds, last few left- wormed, free-range and fed 90% organic food. Beacon Stud in Benenden TN17 4BU. Superb selection of rare breeds-we have lots of other hybrid birds so you can have a choice-Our chickens have been shown by customers and won at County Level!
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£55.00
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Breed: Orpington - Fertilised Eggs
Descriptions: Orpington - Fertilised Eggs
Variety: Buff/gold Laced/blue And Splash
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: Happy Hatching
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: We have Buff Blue Gold laced and Splash Orpington Large fowl hatching eggs for sale at £1.50 each either collect direct or we can post in poly boxes at £5.50 per 6
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£1.50
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Breed: Orpington - Breeding Trio
Descriptions: Orpington - Breeding Trio
Variety: Buff Large Fowl
Age: 31 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: Wonderful, trio-the best there is-true to breed type and in perfect condition-just starting to lay and a perfect addition to your flock. Own and Breed the best! We have other younger or not quite so beautiful birds for sale at discounted prices. You can visit any time- beacon-stud Benenden
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£145.00
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Breed: Orpington - Cockerel
Descriptions: Orpington - Cockerel
Variety: Buff
Age: 44 weeks
Seller: A Forster
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: Large Buff Orpington Male born last year. Good looking, son of show winning mother
Location: Pembrokeshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£30.00
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Breed: Orpington - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Orpington - Mature Hen
Variety: Buff
Age: 44 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: Buff hens-just starting to lay-incredibly delightful colour and a lovely addition to your flock. Own and Breed the best! Other colours available-very rare. You can visit any time-beacon-stud.Benenden as we are open 7 days a week 9-5
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£55.00
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Breed: Orpington - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Orpington - Mature Hen
Variety: Blue
Age: 24 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: Fantastic opportunity-very rare-stunning, matronly birds and with the friendliest, pleasant temperament. Superb exhibition standard birds, last few left- wormed, free-range and fed 90% organic food. Beacon Stud in Benenden TN17 4BU. Superb selection of rare breeds-we have lots of other hybrid birds so you can have a choice-Our chickens have been shown by customers and won at County Level!
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£55.00
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Breed: Orpington - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Orpington - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Buff
Age: 25 weeks
Seller Rating:            1 reviews
Description: Exhibition Quality Orpingtons, Vaccinated and available now. Many colours, OPEN 7 days Bybrook Barn, Ashford TN24 9JZ
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£75.00
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           Prachtige kippen!

- Nikki, 10 April 2014

Wij hebben onze Orpington kippen nu een half jaar en het zijn fantastische beestjes! We hadden al even in ons hoofd om kippen te nemen voor de gezelligheid. Uiteindelijk kregen we vijf jonge orpington hennen en een haan. Ze zijn geweldig om te houden. Ze worden wel aardig groot, maar ze zier er ook heel mooi uit. Ze hebben wel veel ruimte nodig en als je ze op een grasland laat lopen, wat in ons geval zo is, blijft er vrijwel niets over van het gras. Ze kunnen heel mak worden en worden ook snel broeds. De haan heeft een mooie, lage kraai en niet zo schel. Ze zijn altijd enthousiast als je ze komt opzoeken! Zeker een aanrader!


           16weeks old

- Bridges, 10 December 2013

Ordered 15 Buff Orpington Bantams in August 2013. Eleven Survived the shipping hazards. Out of them I have 4 confirmed Pullets. It took 12 long weeks to determine the sexes, as these particular cockerels have very small cones, and wattles, and their neck and saddle plumage is just now coming on. I want more hens, as they are naturally tame and docile. I will try to raise only 4 to 6 more hens from this initial flock, as I have other breeds also.


          

- Brandon, 12 October 2013

A great layer and an excellent meat breed


           Lovely bird

- Janine, 11 March 2013

Lovely birds do tend to get a bit messy underneath with so many feathers. Very friendly with all the other birds as well. Have found that one of the hens lays round eggs which appear to have a water in the shell with the egg, not sure if anyone else has experienced this. A bit off putting when poaching as a cloud of white appears along side of solid white.


          

- , 09 December 2012

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