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Rating of 4.6 (10 reviews)
Buff Orpingtons
2016 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
BUOC Males $2.26 $2.01 $1.96 $1.64 $1.55 $1.45
BUOP Females $3.37 $3.12 $3.04 $2.91 $2.86 $2.79
BUOS Straight Run $2.97 $2.72 $2.66 $2.53 $2.50 $2.46
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: English
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: excellent
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: better
Skin Color: white
Feather Color: red
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: extremely likely
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 10 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 8 lbs
ALBC Priority: recovering

One time years ago at our Hamilton County Fair the poultry judge was asked to describe the correct plumage color for this variety. Taking out his gold watch he said, "That's the color for Buff Orpingtons." And pure gold they are, symbolic of great value and high quality. Introduced from England in the late 1800's, they became one of the most popular farm fowls in this country. These are large, stately birds of quiet disposition. Easy to dress for the table they are white skinned, plump, and juicy, a beautiful eating bird. Their heavy, full plumage make them excellent winter layers, shelling out brown eggs right through cold weather. They also make excellent setters and mothers. These "Golden Beauties" have been one of our most popular varieties for years and years with their glistening plumage and pinkish white skin. Baby chicks are a soft light buff color. 

As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Questions & Answers
I want to have hens in my backyard but I am limited to 4 total. Can order 4 hens or pullets through you?
We offer juvenile chicks and started pullets. There are no shipping minimums when ordering juvenile chicks or started pullets. Available breeds are posted under Juvenile Birds.
At what age do buff orpingtons begin laying?
Orpingtons start laying at 5-7 months of age.
are the buff orps setters?
Yes, they are excellent setters.
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