The Black Orpington, produced in 1886 at Orpington, County Kent, England, from a Black Langshan—Black Minorca—Black Plymouth Rock cross, is the original Orpington. While the Lavender Orpington is not officially accepted as a Variety of Orpington, people simply love the pale lavender/pearl grey/light blue coloration of the feathers. Blue or lavender is a rarity in the chicken world and an uncommon color.
“A general purpose fowl for heavy meat production and for eggs. Color of skin, white; color of egg shells, light brown to dark brown. The feathers should be broad and smooth fitting on the deep and massive body of the fowl. The appearance of great massiveness, however, should not be secured by developing extreme length of feathers in the plumage. The sides of the body sometimes erroneously referred to as the “fluff,” should be comparatively straight with full but not profuse feathering.”
The Lavender Orpington was the first breed with which we truly fell in love. We loved the self-blue coloring that breeds true. More importantly, however, we knew the Orpington to be a breed suitable for virtually anyone. They are docile, friendly, good layers, not too noisy, and hardy. We strive to breed to the Standard of Perfection of the Orpington and work very hard to be sure that the Lavender or Self-Blue coloring does not become diluted and split feathering does not occur.
Please see our policy for Shipped Hatching Eggs.
Local pick-up only. We apologize, but we do not ship chicks at this time.
Each season we may have some juvenile cocks or pullets available as we continue to develop our breeders. We will post availability in our store as they become available. Feel free to inquire.
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