The Orpington chicken breed was first developed in England in 1886. It was developed to be a chicken breed with high meat and egg yield. Minorca is a breed that emerged as a result of crossbreeding of Plymouth Rocks and Langshan breeds.
Orpington chickens have succeeded in being the choice of many hobbyists due to their high meat and egg yields, being docile, cute and large. Their furball appearance and friendly temperament have made them a popular breed.
Orpingtons continue to produce eggs non-stop in harsh cold and winter months. The high density of feathers increases its resistance to cold weather.
Orpington has managed to become one of the most attractive chickens that has become popular in the ornamental chicken category with its rich colors and soft lines.
Orpington Chicken Characteristics
- It comes in many different colors. For example: Black (Black), Buff (Buff), Blue (Blue), White (White), Porcelain, Lavender, Red, Barred and can have mixed colors consisting of these colors.
- It has soft, abundant hair that almost hides its legs. Their fluffy feathers make them look bigger than they are.
- It can be kept in cages, but it is a breed that needs adequate space.
- It is a breed that binds a lot of fat in overfeeding.
- Chicks show rapid development.
- Live Weight Rooster: 4 – 4.8 kg
- Live Weight Chicken: 3 – 4 kg
- Small (Bantam) Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg
- Orpington Egg Yield: 170 – 180 Grains (Per Year)
- Egg Color: Brown tones
- Egg Weight: 52 grams
Good sides of
- nice looking
- Calm, docile and gentle
- High meat and egg yield
- She becomes a gurk and makes a good mother
- they are not noisy
- Resistant to cold winter months
- Can be beaten by tough-tempered chickens
- It consumes more feed due to its high meat yield.
Is Orpington Right For You?
- You can determine whether Orpington chickens are suitable for you according to the following items.
- If you are looking for a breed with high meat and egg production.
- If you want calm and docile chickens.
- If you are looking for a breed that your children can easily love.
- If you want to consume large eggs and quality chicken meat.
- If you want to see large, fluffy balls in your coop.
- If you live in a cold climate and are looking for chickens that can withstand these cold weather.