This dual purpose breed was developed in England and named after the town of Orpington in Kent. The hens are good layers of brown shell tinted eggs and make very good mothers. They do fine in either confinement or free range. They are a docile, affectionate and very cold/heat hardy breed. Their feathers are quite broad and give them a substantial appearance of being more massive than they actually are. They come in a few solid color varieties, of which buff is the color we carry.
Attributes / Features
- Clean legs
- Single red comb with 5 defined points that stand upright
- Bright red wattles and earlobes
- Large brown eggs
- LC status-graduated