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Orpington (Buff)-319

Average User Rating:
4.71429/5,
  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    The only colour recognized in North America is Buff.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    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.
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  • Breed Details:
    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.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. GoldenFlight
    5/5,
    "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!

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    Dory, with her ducklings from this spring!
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    Overall:
    5
  2. ChampionAlex
    4/5,
    "Good breed"
    Pros - Very pretty duck. Egg laying is good. Good for your grass. Good mothers
    Cons - Very afraid of almost anything.
    This is a good duck to have in your yard and to parent .
    Overall:
    4.5
  3. marvun22
    5/5,
    "amazing"
    Pros - calm, good pet, can forage, not flighty
    Cons - not exactly pretty when its feathering out
    I like everything about it except how it looks right now. I know it lays decently. It is a great part of my great waterfowl flock.
    Overall:
    5

User Comments

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  1. winteree
    i really wanted buff ducks because of the eggs and because the site said they where good pets which is really important at my house with surprise visits from my cousins, nephews and nieces make year round but not if they are going to kill them selfs getting away from me. :/
  2. ducklucky
    I would agree with you, they are not exactly pretty when getting pins, but super friendly and not skittish at all, especially when in the brooder, they want your hands at all times! Def different than Pekins in temperament, not afraid at all, they will run all over each other to be the first to get to you. Can't wait til they're feathered enough to get them outside permanently tho, the nights are still so chilly and refuse to put a lamp on in May!

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