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Orpingtons

 

Orpington Standard

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.

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White Orpington

Lavender Orpington