After keeping our Buff Orpingtons for over a year and falling in love with the breed qualities we decided to expand into the Lavender color. They are the most beautiful chicks in a soft dove gray color and when they feather out, the feather color is absolutely GORGEOUS!
A little history lesson about the breed:
The breed originated in Orpington, Kent, United Kingdom in the late 1800s. They are raised for the purposes of both meat and egg production. The Buff Orpington breed is classified as a heavy breed. The hens get to be about eight pounds. They are winter-hardy but they stop laying for about two months when the daylight is the shortest. They lay big light pinkish brown eggs.
Developed as a dual purpose breed, Orpington's make fair table fowl and are excellent winter layers of large brown eggs. They have very laid back personalities and make great family pets. The Buffs are especially good in this regard.