We are breeding a rare English Cuckoo Orpington Rooster to a mixed flock of Cuckoo Lavender, Lavender, Cuckoo and Black Orpington hens.
Most of our 2021 Orpington chicks hatched out looking like our English Cuckoo Orpington roosters seen in the pictures above. We also had a few lavender and cuckoo lavender Orpington chicks hatch.
We do not separate chicks by colours at the hatch but sell them as a group when you pick them up. These Orpingtons are top layers and large chickens with easy going temperaments. They handle confinement well and also enjoy free ranging.
We also have Jubilee Orpingtons (see our Rare & Fancy Breeds page)
Our Orpington chickens are a combination of US lines and stock from the Greendale farm in BC. These chickens are huge easy-going birds that are beautiful, mild mannered and easy keepers. The Orpington is a breed of chicken named after the town of Orpington, Kent, in south-east England. Orpingtons are a popular dual-purpose heritage breed. Because they are loosely feathered, they appear to be heavier than their true weights, their plumage makes them cold hardy and excellent layer of brown eggs even in the winter.
They have a good growth rate, excellent table-quality and excellent egg production. Orpingtons have quiet dispositions and they make amazing mothers. They are first-rate layers of large light to dark brown eggs. Orpingtons lay approximately 175 to 200 large light-brown eggs a year.
Cuckoo Lavender Hen Best in Variety: Winter Feather Fancier Show 2017
Cuckoo Lavender Orpington
Young Pullet and chicks
Cuckoo Lavender Hen Sharing the Winter Feeder with female turkeys
Lavender Orpington Pullet- We are adding some of these pretty pullets to our Orpington breeding pen. You would get barred and solid coloured chicks from four unrelated lines.