What's the difference in Orpingtons?? Please....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lismarc, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. lismarc

    lismarc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2014
    Southern Maryland
    Can someone PLEASE explain the difference in all the Orpingtons? I see Orpingtons, Bantam Orps, and Cuckoo Orps.

    Is it their color? Their size? The amount of eggs they lay?


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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Their is a plethora of colors, known as varieties, in the Orpington breed. Most breeds also come in two sizes, standard and the minature bantam.

    I don't even know all the varieties of Orpington as it's an extremely popular breed. To list a few there is buff, black, Blue (which results in blue, black and splash), lemon cuckoo, crele, white, red...must be more...

    Some of these varieties will not produce as many eggs as say the buff or black as the breeds used on the out cross to originally make the color would have been poorer layers. Cochin is one of those poorer layers often used.

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