Origin of Breed
The Orpington was originally created in 1886 by William Cook in the village of Orpington in Kent, England as a
dual-purpose breed. The large size and docile nature of the Orpington has made them a very popular bird for the backyard.
Characteristics of Breed
Buff Orphingtons are a heritage dual-purpose breed. Their golden-yellow plumage in contract with their bright red combs and wattles are absolutely stunning. They are not flighty but have a calm and friendly temperment making them an ideal chook for families with young children.
Buff Orphingtons are not the greatest layers, laying approx 180 eggs per year on average. However they make up
for it with their beauty and wonderful docile natures making them great for children.