Orpington Chickens
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The Orpington Chicken carries the name of Orpington, England, where they were bred by William Cook in 1886. Cook crossed Minorca ChickensLangshan Chickens, and Plymouth Rock Chickens to create a hybrid.

The Orpington Chicken is a large, docile bird that is not flighty. They are a good breed for novice chicken keepers, though they can be broody (overly maternal).

Culinary Uses

The black Orpington Chicken was bred to be a utility Chicken with both an Egg laying capacity (about 220 to 240 eggs a year) and good “fleshing” (growth for Meat) qualities.