Lemon Cuckoo Orpington Baby Chicks
Chicks hatching February to November. Ages of the chicks shipped can vary from day old to 2 weeks depending on hatch rates.
Orpingtons are large, docile, dependable layers, and Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons are a rare and beautiful variety.
Production: Traditionally, Orpingtons are considered dual purpose birds, as they are large enough for the table, and also quite dependable layers, averaging between 175 and 200 eggs per year, per hen.
Temperament: Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons are docile, and do not tend to be flighty in the least.
History: The original Orpingtons were developed and popularized by William Cook. Orpingtons are historically and English breed, and are named after William Cook's hometown of Orpington.
Our Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons are bred from stock imported from England, rather than being derived from a series of hatches of split Lemon Cuckoos. In other words, they are bred to Orpington standards. These are F1 cross Priscilla Middleton and Greenfire.
These birds have the gorgeous, fluffy feathering that the breed is known for, and their coloring is simply stunning. They have white bars against bright yellow feathers, and the combination is quite eye-catching. If you want people to ooooohhh and aaaahhhhh when they see your birds, this is the breed for you!
Colors: Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons are bright yellow, with distinct white barring. A bright red comb and wattle stand out beautifully.
Body Type: Orpingtons of any color are rounded birds. They have large, rounded breasts, relatively short backs, and hold their tails upright.
Standard Weights: Rooster 10 lbs, Hen 8.5 lbs, Cockerel 8 lbs, Pullet 7 lbs
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: English