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Bantam Orpington Chicken

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Country of Origin: England

Bird Size: 3.5 to 4.5lbs

Comb Type: straight

Primary Use: Dual Purpose, Pet or Show

Egg Production:  Good -175 to 200 Eggs a Year

Egg Size: Small to Medium

Egg Color: Light Brown

Hardiness: Good in all Temperatures

Temperament: Docile

Environment Type: Any Range

Livestock Conservation Status: N/a

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Bantam Orpington Chicken

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$66
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1 Fertile Egg
$9.35
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6 Fertile Eggs
$55
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Unsexed Chick
$40
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Bantam Orpington Chicken

Welcome to the enchanting world of Orpington Chickens! Our farm is delighted to introduce you to our selection of Bantam Orpingtons – a rare and exquisite breed that deserves more appreciation and stewardship.

Our passion for Orpingtons started with our affectionate and fun-loving large fowl Buff Orpingtons, and we wanted to share their charming personalities with others. These beauties are not tiny like a bantam, they are a really good sized, dont let the name bantam fool you!  The Bantam Orpingtons we offer are the perfect choice for all. They are not only adorable but also low maintenance, thanks to their smaller size and reduced feed intake. Plus, their docile temperament and fondness for human interaction make them excellent pets for families, especially in suburban settings.

Our Bantam Orpingtons boast a unique and striking appearance. They have a substantial frame for their size, weighing between 3 to 4.5lbs each, with pinkish/white skin and beautiful white feathers. These are not small birds! These birds are prolific egg-layers, producing eggs ranging from small to medium in size all year round. On average, they can lay 150 to 180 eggs per year, depending on their feed quality and environment. In addition, they make great mothers and can go broody if needed.

The Bantam Orpingtons are resilient birds that can tolerate confinement, making them ideal for secured runs. They are not inclined to fly or become skittish, which is a plus for those who prefer calmer birds. Plus, these feathered friends are dual-purpose chickens that can be used for both egg and meat production. Their skin color and white feathering make them an excellent choice for table birds, with their meat dressing out exceptionally well.

Our Bantam Orpingtons are a rare gem and a recognized breed by the American Poultry Association (APA), which acknowledges four color variations in large fowl and bantam sizes: black, buff, blue, and white. Our stock of White Bantam Orpingtons is a unique rarity as we are among the few breeders in the United States working to preserve and enhance their genetics.

For those interested in breeding, exhibiting, or participating in 4-H projects, our Bantam Orpingtons are a fantastic choice. These birds have all the qualities needed for competitive showing and are always a work in progress towards the APA standard. Please see the APA Standard of Perfection for detailed information on the breed’s competitive traits.

In conclusion, our Bantam Orpingtons are not only gorgeous and delightful, but they are also an important breed that needs more advocates and preservationists. We invite you to join our mission and experience the joy of raising these hardy and friendly birds that will undoubtedly brighten up your life and yard!

History

The Orpington Chicken was originally bred and introduced in 1886 by William Cook and named after his hometown of Orpington in Kent, UK. The breed was created by mixing the Minorca, Langshan, and Plymouth Rock breeds. It was originally known as the Black Orpington and this was the only color available as William Cook wanted a breed that would exhibit well in the dirty environment of London.

The Bantam variety of the Orpington Chicken was developed in the 20th Century by Herman Kuhn, a German breeder. The Bantam Orpington Chicken has all the characteristics and physical attributes of the larger variety but in miniature form.

The Bantam variety also comes in a wider variety of colors including Red, Barred, and Birchen.

History

The Orpington Chicken was originally bred and introduced in 1886 by William Cook and named after his hometown of Orpington in Kent, UK. The breed was created by mixing the Minorca, Langshan, and Plymouth Rock breeds. It was originally known as the Black Orpington and this was the only color available as William Cook wanted a breed that would exhibit well in the dirty environment of London.

The Bantam variety of the Orpington Chicken was developed in the 20th Century by Herman Kuhn, a German breeder. The Bantam Orpington Chicken has all the characteristics and physical attributes of the larger variety but in miniature form.

The Bantam variety also comes in a wider variety of colors including Red, Barred, and Birchen.

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