Orpington

The Orpington is one of the main ancestors of the world commercial egg laying record holder, the Australorp. The Orpington originated from the United Kingdom and averages 200- 220 eggs per year. The Orpington is also well known for its lazy traits, and although lazy, is well renowned for its dual ability to provide decent eggs and meat. The Orpington demonstrates good mothering abilities.

Classification

Soft feather – heavy

Appearance

Black, white, buff & blue

Average Weight

Rooster 4.5 Kg
Hen 3.6 – 4.8 Kg
Cockerel 3.8 Kg
Pullet 3.2 Kg

Bantam Variety Orpington

Rooster 2.0 Kg
Hen 1.6 Kg

Egg Colour

Brown