To Pet Chicken look no further like the Orpington breed like Bantams and light purple well Lavender Orpington Bantam
- Breed Purpose:
- Egg Layer
- Climate Tolerance:
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- White-Light Gray
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- APA/ABA Class:
- Other Comb Clean Leg
Lavender Orpington Bantam
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Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose: Egg Layer
Comb: Pea Comb
Climate Tolerance: Cold (10 C)
General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity: Every to Every other day
Egg Size: Small,med
Egg Color: White - Light Gray, brown
Breed Temperament: mellow but does very well with other bantams.
Breed Colors / Varieties: Lavender -White
Breed Details: Lavender Orpington Bantam is a small more friendly version of the Orpington
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Recent User Reviews
"Oh My Roosters"
Pros - Good Shepards
Cons - Carry a Big Stick because they might et you
Mine are not bantams
I have 3 of these roosters and the reason I keep all three is because 2 of them are wonderful for taking care of the hens. When they sense danger they round the hens up and bring them to the pen or under the rose bush. They know when a hen is missing and round her up. Two or three times when a hen was not inside the pen I told either Bad Foot or Bad Boy to go out and get the missing hen. Away they went and very shortly came back with the hen. I do not trust Bad Boy at all. Bad Foot who got his bad foot by fighting with Bad Boy I trust somewhat and he really pays attention when I talk. The 3rd Naughtiness is half blind and he has my heart.
I have 5 blue Orphinton hens. Three are blue and unfriendly One is black and unfriendly. In fact I think they killed 1 of my Australorp hens and tried to kill the 2nd one more than once. And then there is the white/splash one. She is special and her name is Houdini. She has always been an escape artist and one day I caught her teaching the others how to get out a very small hole way up in a nest box. She was on the outside and the others were lined up waiting to jump through the small opening to the outside. I can pick her up and when she wants into the pen she will come find me.
All of the Orpintons are very smart and respond to several English words like food or go to bed or get inside and one Spanish word. When I say it they race for the pen. Ándale! ¡Ándale!
If every Orpinton could be like Houdini then that is the only breed for me. However 1 out of 8 is not good odds and I hope for biddies from Houdini but I will not buy any more of this breed.
"The most sweetest breed!"
Pros - Great for children, friendly, great for show birds, a tiny bit hardy with (weather)
Cons - Egg production not that well, not hardy when it comes to health, and can get picked up by something because of their size
I had a great Lavender Buff Orpington named Lulu. She was the most sweetest and lovey dovey chicken that I ever had. I loved her for her personality and looks. I lost Lulu because she caught a cold, since she was low to the ground being a bantam. Also since these are bantams they have a greater chance of being killed by something because of their size. Over all i would recommend getting these if you are going to keep them well protected, and you wont them as pets or show birds. I personally love this breed, but its all up to the person. : )