COME ONE SOME ALL, JUBILEE ORPINGTONS ARE NOW IN THE USA!
~~~IF YOU OWN ONE OF THESE RARE AND INCREDIBLE BIRDS, PLEASE SHARE YOUR PICTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS BREED!~~~
While other Orpington colors may be fairly common, the Jubilee is truly a majestic and royal variety whose elegance is hard to ignore. William Cook, first developed the Orpington in the late 1800's out of a desire for a productive, fast growing, dual-purpose chicken, but one who would exhibit white skin, an appealing feature to the British market at that time. After much success and notoriety for the unexpected exhibition qualities this breed displayed, Mr. Cook experimented with many color variations of the beloved bird. In 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebration, Cook honored her royal highness by naming his new creation after the affair and presenting the monarch with a flock of her own. It comes as no surprise they were dear to the Queen and maintained for many years after their arrival. The Jubilee Orpington is truly of noble descent. There are early reports of this variety within the United States in meager numbers, however they disappeared and were reintroduced by importation just a couple of years ago.
The adult's rich mahogany feathers are adorned with an iridescent black band and a spangled white tip. With each molt, this variety is more stunning and doesn't actually acquire its final feather pattern until just under two years of age. We have waited a long time to have such a breed here in the States. We certainly can wait a bit longer to enjoy their true grace, can't we? Even ours have yet to show us their true potential.They are a calm, affectionate, loving breed that will be a standout in any flock. Join the few who raise the breathtaking Jubilee Orpington. (https://www.meyerhatchery.com/productinfo.a5w?prodID=JBOS)