Weights for large fowl Orpington
Cock......10 lbs Hen......8 lbs
Cockerel......8-1/2 lbs Pullet......7 lbs
The original Orpington, the Black, was developed in England in 1886 and brought to the US in 1890. It was developed from Langshan-Rock-Minorca crosses. Today Buff, Black, White, and Blue Orpingtons are recognized color varieties. They belong to the English class in the APA & ABA standard.
Developed as a dual purpose breed, Orpingtons make fair table fowl and are excellent winter layers of large brown eggs. They have excellent temperament, are good mothers, and make nice pets.