Red Crele Orpington Chickens

OVERVIEW

blankRed crele is a variant of the original crele but carrying much more red barring. Again it is a very pretty colour and a great addition to any flock.

We have been breeding this colour for 3 years now and although this is not a recognized colour it makes a great addition to any garden flock.

Buy Red Crele Orpington Chickens that are for sale

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

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

Red Crele pullets for sale ( £35 each ) (Price: £5.00)
These Red Crele 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..

Red Crele Orpington Chicken  Photos

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Further information

COCKEREL PLUMAGE: Barred very light grey and black in all sections. Incorporation of shiny red bars at the head, neck, back and wing-coverts as well as brown bars on the secondaries.

In this red version of crele we basically try to keep all the standards required for crele ,but with more red cuckoo barring replacing the black cuckoo barring.

HEAD: Pale golden, finely barred with orange red.
NECK: Hackle — pale straw, finely barred with orange red, to match saddle. Front of Neck — dark gray and white barred.
BACK: Pale straw, barred with orange red.
SADDLE: Pale straw, finely barred with orange red, to match hackle.
TAIL: Main Tail — wide, alternate bars of dark gray and white. Sickles and Lesser Sickles — wide, alternate bars of dark gray and white. Coverts — gray and white barred with some gray and orange red barring as they approach the saddle.
WINGS: Shoulders & Fronts — dark gray and white barred. Bows — pale straw, barred with orange red. Coverts — dark gray and white barred, forming two distinct bars across wings. Primaries — dark gray and white barred, intermixed with bay. Secondaries — dark gray and white barred, intermixed with bay.
BREAST: Dark gray and white barred.
BODY & STERN: Body — dark gray and white barred. Stern — fluff, irregular and indistinct gray and white barring.
LOWER THIGHS: Indistinctly gray and white barred.
UNDERCOLOR: Light slate in all sections

HEN PLUMAGE: Barred very light gray and black in all sections. At the black bars there are small brown spots which are absentees at the tail, primaries of the wings and on the lower part of the secondaries rachis. At the head and neck appears brown golden bars

HEAD: Pale gold, slightly barred with grayish brown.
NECK: Hackle — pale golden, irregularly mottled with grayish brown. Front of Neck — salmon.
BACK & CUSHION: Dark slaty gray brown, with indistinct broad, soft, smokey barrings, the individual feather showing paler shaft and slightly paler lacing.
TAIL: Dark gray black, with some indication of lighter broad bars, top feathers stippled with bay. Coverts — same as back.
WINGS: Shoulders, Fronts & Bows — same as back. Coverts — same as back except that feathers from two distinct bars across wings. Primaries — dark gray and white barred, intermixed with bay. Secondaries — dark gray and white barred, upper web forming wing bay, stippled with chestnut.
BREAST: Salmon, shading to ashy gray as it blends into body.
BODY & STERN: Body — ashy gray, except at sides where surface color blends into that of back and wings. Stern — fluff, irregular and indistinct ashy gray barred.
UNDERCOLOR: Light slate in all sections

Defects
Irregularity in barring is not to be considered a defect — The dark and light bars should stop short of pure white or black — Lacing and Feathers — Solid white feathers in primaries — White in main sickles.