6 egg hatching
12 Pins 4y
Orpingtons were developed in the UK in the town of Orpington in Kent during the 1880s by William Cook. The Orpington was bred as a heavy table bird which produced large brown eggs and was a dual purpose utility bird. William Cook went on to develop the black variety in 1886 and the white in 1889. When he set out to produce the buff, he chose to create the colour from scratch using Gold Spangled Hamburg, Dorking and Buff Cochin.
Australorps breed Thread
Australorps are the Australian take on the Orpington breed. They are calm and friendly, and excellent layers of light brown eggs. The Australorp's exceptionally soft, shiny black plumage has hints of green and purple in the sunlight. Peaceful and dignified, Australorps are an absolutely delightful bird which we highly recommend to anyone who wants a pet chicken that lays dependably. I have one of these and she is absolutely beautiful!