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Started Buff Orpington Chickens

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These are all Marek's vaccinated females.

Of all the heritage backyard breeds of chickens, the Buff Orpington has to be the top favorite! Buff Orpingtons are hardy, great foragers, dual purpose, and beautiful. They are also friendly and sweet birds. By ordering Started Buff Orpingtons, you can skip the stage of brooding chicks, and get right to the fun and easy part.

Buff Orpingtons are gorgeous birds. They are bright golden in color and very fluffy and chunky. They have bright red single tall combs and pretty wattles. 

Production: Buff Orpingtons make perfect dual purpose production birds. Males will grow quite fast to a heavy table weight, and females will lay prodigious amounts of nice brown eggs. One can expect 200-280 eggs per year from each Buff Orpington hen. Hens will often go broody. Buff Orpingtons do well foraging as well.

Temperament: Orpingtons are known as one of the most docile and friendly breeds of chickens. They get along very well with other chickens, poultry, animals, and children. Besides being dual purpose for meat and eggs, they also make good pet chickens.

History: Orpingtons were developed by the famous William Cook, who named the breed after his home town, Orpington in England. They were almost immediately popular in England and then found world-wide fame when brought to the poultry show at Madison Square Garden in 1895. Shortly afterwards, Buff Orpingtons were admitted into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1902.

APA Class: English

Color Description: Buff Orpingtons almost glow - they a gorgeous golden color.

Conservation Status: Recovering

Weight: Cockerel 8 lbs, Pullet 7 lbs


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