Blue Partridge Orpington Chickens

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This group was purchased from Bob Follows in summer 2011 when we were able to acquire various groups from him due to semi-retirement.We have been breeding this colour ever since and with selection we have built up a very strong group.Our birds are now attaining very good size and type, which until recently has been an issue of concern for all  Partridge Orpingtons.

As with the red partridge these birds are very good egg layers by orpington standards and generally a very hardy bird.The standard Partridge pencilling pattern becomes slightly lighter and the gold/red in the tail and wing tips is replaced with blue.

Buy Blue partridge Orpington Chickens that are for sale

Please note: to purchase cockerels or breeding groups please contact us to discuss availability via our contact form.

Blue Partridge Orpington hatching eggs ( £2.50 each ) (Price: £2.50)
1 x Blue Partridge orpington hatching egg laid by our own hens.

Blue Partridge Orpington pullets for sale (Price: £5.00)
These Blue Partridge Orpington pullets (pullet is a female under 18 weeks old) have been bred from our own flock and hand reared at our Essex Orpingtons farm.

Reserve by paying a £5 deposit per bird. Simply add birds to the cart and then checkout. We will then contact you regarding collection / further payment / courier services via email, phone etc..

Blue Partridge Orpington Chicken Photos

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Further information

Because of the behavior if the blue gene it is not possible to breed 100% blue partridge offspring by crossing them together.[see the blue gene breeding information below]

Breeding table for blue,black and splash

blue x blue =50% blue/ 25% splash/25%black

blue x black=50% black/50% blue

blue x splash=50% blue/50% splash

splash x splash= 100% splash

black x splash=100% blue

black xblack=100% black

Orpingtons are bred as much for their looks and temperament as for their egg laying capabilities. A healthy Partridge Orpington hen should lay 140 – 200 eggs per year and achieve a weight of between 7-10lbs and a cock bird should achieve a weight of between 10-12lbs.