Buff Orpington Chickens

OVERVIEW

buff_pencilBreed standard: Clear and even buff plumage right through to the skin,white or horn beak,red or orange eyes,red wattles,face and comb and white legs.

We have two breeding groups of Buff Orpingtons,each group comprising of two cockerels with four hens.

We feel our birds are very close to exhibition standard ,but still have very good egg laying capabilities which are sometimes compromised when breeding purely for ‘type’.

Buff Orpington Chicken eggs and birds

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

Buff Orpington pullets for sale (Price: £5.00)
These Buff Orpington pullets [a pullet is a female under 18 weeks of age] 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..

Buff Orpington Chicken Photos

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Further information

William Cook had already created the Black Orpington as a utility bird but as the demand for meat birds grew ,but there was a need for a light skinned table bird and work began on the Buff Orpington.

Buff Orpingtons were created around 1890 by first crossing a Gold Spangled Hamburgh with a Buff Cochin. The offspring were then crossed with a Dark Dorking and finally crossed back to a Buff Cochin.

Buff Orpingtons are now bred as much for their looks and temperament as for their egg laying capabilities. A healthy Buff Orpington hen should lay 150 – 200 eggs per year and achieve a weight of between 8-10lbs and a cock bird should achieve a weight of between 10-12lbs.