William Cook of England created the orpington duck. He used Cayuga, Runner and Aylesbury ducks to create it. The Buff Orpington was first accepted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1914. Buff is the only recognized colour in North America but there are other colours around the world.
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- The only colour recognized in North America is Buff.
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
- Average User Rating:
The Orpington duck is a great breed! They lay around 200 eggs a year and can be used for meat. They are a tan/buff colour with the males having a grey head. They are loud birds and would not be great if you had close neighbours. They are a medium sized bird. I would greatly recommend this breed becuase it is an all around good bird.
Recent User Reviews
Pros - Very friendly, beautiful, adorable, smart
Cons - loud, but then again all ducks are loud
I have a Buff Orpington duck named Pequito and he is just absolutely cute and really fun. I feed him lots of things and he loved everything except pickles.
Pros - Hardy, friendly, good egg layer, likes the water
Cons - Likes water a little too much at times
I have a pair of Buff Orpington's. We started with five ducklings and unfortunately, after the raccoon and coyote problems were taken care of I had two left. A male and a female, they are both quiet, the male is large-bodied and has beautiful darker coloring. While the female is smaller and lighter colored and lays an egg nearly every day if not every other. She is very shy and hangs behind the male. They are very hardy and I am greatly impressed how much they truly love water. I had never had ducks before I bought these ducklings so this is still very new. But I think for my first-time experience this was the perfect type of duck for my family.Ryn2011 likes this.
"Amazing all around bird!"
Pros - Great layers, Cute, very tame, and good mothers!
Cons - Very aggressive drake.
I got my first buff trio in June of 2015, along with 3 other breeds of ducks. I have loved our buffs and I have to say are my overall favorite breed of duck so far. Our three buffs were Caspian,(Who we no longer have), Stacy,( She sadly passed away this summer), and Dory,(Who is still alive and well). Dory was able to hatch two batches of duckling this year, the first batch was four and the second was five. I highly recommend them for anyone who loves ducks!
Stacy and Caspian
Dory, with her ducklings from this spring!