Orpingtons are a big, fluffy dual purpose bird.
They're winter-hardy, friendly with people, and make good mothers. They lay light brown eggs.
Chicks are sold straight run for colors (blue, black or splash).
See color chart on next column.
I cannot guarantee what colors you will get to fill your order.
I have been working hard to breed my Orpingtons towards standard. I am going on my 5th generation. I strive to follow the standard for the breed, and breed only the best I have. My Orpingtons are my favorite breeds to be around.
Note: BBS stands for Black/Blue/Splash.
These are the 3 different colors of the single line.
Black is the base color, but the blues carry a dilute gene, and splash carry 2 copies of the dilute gene. The splash will appear white with blue or black flecks.
Black x Black = 100% black chicks.
Black x Blue = 50% black, 50% blue chicks
Black x Splash = 100% blue chicks
Blue x Blue - 50% blue, 25% black, 25% splash
Blue x Splash = 50% blue, 50% splash
Splash x Splash = 100% splash chicks