Buff Orpington Chicken

Latin Name Gallus gallus domesticus
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
IUCN Status Domesticated - Rare Breed Survival Trust Watchlist

General Information

Buff Orpington's are a heavy and boldly coloured breed that are on the RBST watch list due to a decline in their numbers. Named after the town of Orpington, Bromley in South-east London this large breed is known for being good egg layers and even better parents! Other characteristics of Orpington's are their curvy shape, with a short back and U-shaped underline, and a small head with a medium single comb. 

Fun Fact

Buff Orpington's can lay between 175 and 200 medium to large light-brown eggs a year!

Keeper Notes

We currently have five Buff Orpington's living on Barley Mow Farm. They are very confident and mischievous characters and keep us on our toes!