For our Cuckoo Lavender Orpington & Lavender Orpington mixed breeding pen – see our Standard Breed page
In 2015 we combined two unrelated lines from SK and QC of this rare colour of Orpington. Their lines can be traced back to The Fancy Chick and Greenfire Farms that imported them into the USA in 2012. The English Orpington is a bird of grace and beauty that has a wider body than her American counterparts. The English Jubilee variety is known to be the one of the largest Orpingtons and it is also a rarer colouration.
The feather pattern which makes the Jubilee, is a very complex colour, which is an astounding pattern of black, mahogany and white. They should also have white shanks and feet with red eyes. Maturing birds can take up to 18 months to be ‘finished’ or mature in colouration. Orpingtons are a very docile dual-purpose bird with white skin. They lay approximately 200 large-extra large brown eggs per year. We are very excited to be working with this an exceedingly rare plumage of Orpington.
Jubilee Cock (Best in Breed) and Hen (Reserve in Breed)
50th Feather Fancier Show 2019
A young cockerel and pullet placed first for us at the IPE in 2016.
Their colours were still developing.
Jubilee Orpington cockerel and pullets developing mature spotting.
The Orpington Chicken breed is a celebrated and favorite of Great Britain. The breed was developed in the middle of the 19th century by William Cook. Orpingtons were a wild success, and Cook continued to expand the color varieties of the breed.
APA Class: Orpingtons are in the English Class although the APA does not yet recognize the Jubilee variation. This colour variety can be entered in the AOV category when showing Orpingtons. Conservation Status: Recovering