Chocolate Bantam Orpington Fertile egg (each)

$13.00

Chocolate Bantam Orpington is a charming breed known for its stunning chocolate-colored plumage and gentle disposition. These miniature Orpingtons are perfect for smaller spaces and make wonderful additions to any backyard flock. With their beautiful appearance and friendly nature, They are sure to delight both novice and experienced poultry keepers alike.

The chicks hatched from this pen will hatch in chocolate color, with subtle variations in markings.

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Description

  • Originated from Orpington, England
  • Mature weigh around 1.3 -1.5 kg
  • Medium size egg around 50-55 g
  • Slow maturing – first egg around 8 to 9 months
  • Light/cream coloured eggs, expected to lay between 180-200 per year,
  • Broodiness – Mid to high
  • Maintenance – Low

The Bantam Orpington is a smaller version of the standard Orpington chicken breed. It shares many of the characteristics of its larger counterpart but in a more compact size. Bantam Orpingtons are prized for their friendly demeanor, attractive appearance, and egg-laying capabilities, making them a popular choice. Like standard Orpingtons, Bantam Orpingtons come in various color varieties, they have a similar round and broad body shape, fluffy feathers, and a low-slung appearance that gives them a charming and dignified presence.

Despite their smaller size, Bantam Orpingtons are known to lay eggs of good size relative to their body. They provide a good sized steady supply of eggs during season. Additionally, Bantam Orpingtons are often kept as pets due to their gentle temperament and suitability for smaller backyard environments. They do tolerate cold climate reasonably well due to their thick plumage that provides warmth but this can also overheat during extreme heat. They can get bullied by other breeds known to be more aggressive.

Our Bantam Orpington bloodlines feature Karen Bussian’s lineage, along with a select few from VIC and SA. Through years of selective breeding, we’ve endeavored to preserve robust genetic diversity. Our focus has been on refining comb, type, and addressing split chest issues, often found in the Chocolate Bantam line in Australia. Previously, our Blue Bantam Orpingtons have been successfully showcased by satisfied customers.

 
Please see Orpington – Open Poultry Standard Australia for more info and breed standards.

More info found on Breeds – Bantam Orpington page

 

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