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Buff Orpington Bantam Chicken Eggs for Sale 2018
$3.20/ Buff Orpington Bantam egg.
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Broody Bantam Chicken Hatching Eggs from 5 Breeds, $3.20/egg.

  Click on the PayPal "Add to Cart" Button. Then fill in the number of eggs. There is a 3 egg minimum. You get eggs from 5 Bantam breeds: Buff Orpington, Cochin, Dominique, Easter Egger, and Silkie. You can choose how many of each breed. The $18 shipping is automatically added.

Buff Orpington Bantam Chicken Eggs

Bantam Buff Orpington hens lay light brown eggs. They lay about 3 to 4 eggs per week (175 to 200 a year). They even lay in the winter.

5-Day-Old Buff Orpington Chick

Chicks are a soft, light buff color. They mature quickly.

"This breed is preeminently suitable for beginners living in residential areas. The birds are usually hardy and, when well taken care of, soon become trusting. The cocks are generally friendly. They are not great crowers and, compared to other breeds, do so rather softly." -'The Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens' by Esther Verhoff (Verhoef) and Aad Rijs, Netherlands, 2005.

Bantam Buff Orpington Weight

Pullets weigh 30-32 ounces (1.875 to 2 pounds). Hens weigh 36 ounces (2.25 pounds).

Roosters weigh 40 ounces (2.5 pounds). Cockerels weigh 34-36 ounces (2.125 to 2.25 pounds).

Buff Orpingtons are larger than most bantam poultry.

Friendly and Loving Birds

Buff Orpingtons are popular backyard and farm chickens. One of the best chicken breeds for pets.

They are loving towards their owner if raised from a chick. They like to be held. They are very docile, friendly, easy going, and inquisitive.

They are also popular as show birds.

3-Week-Old Buff Orpington Chicks

"They are the pets of the whole family as well as the neighborhood. They catch any child’s eye too. Enough to stop a game of hide and seek for a lingering look at them. Later, perhaps finds the children gathered around a few, out on the lawn with each one taking a turn at a caress, with the little midgets seemingly eager for more." -'Bantam Chickens' by Fred P. Jeffrey, 1974

A Calm Breed

They are peaceful and passive, so can be bullied by aggressive chicken breeds such as American Gamefowl, Malay Game, or Shamo. If housed with other breeds, they tend to be low in the pecking order.

They get along well with their own breed or other calm breeds.

4-Week-Old Buff Orpington Bantam Cockerel

Bantam Buff Orpingtons are hardy and robust. Their full, fluffy feathers keep them warm in cold weather. (This photo shows the down being replaced with feathers.)

Good in confinement or free range. They are good foragers. They are not very good fliers.

4-Week-Old Buff Orpington Bantam Pullet

Buff Orpingtons come in standard and bantam (miniature) sizes.

Besides Buff, Orpington varieties include Birchen, Black, Blue, Blue Laced, Buff Black Laced, Buff Columbian, Chocolate, Cuckoo, Delaware, Ermine, Golden (Gold) Laced, Jubilee (Speckled, rare), Lavender, Lemon Cuckoo, Porcelain, Red, Silver Laced, Spangled (Mottled), Splash, and White.
7-Week-Old Buff Orpington Bantams

In 1902 the American Poultry Association (APA) accepted the standard Buff Orpington into their breed standard book (‘Standard of Perfection’). Black and White were accepted in 1905. Blue was accepted in 1923.

6-Month-Old Bantam Buff Orpingtons

Bantam Black, Blue, Buff and White Orpingtons were admitted by the American Poultry Association (APA) to the ‘Standard of Perfection’ in 1960.

APA & ABA Class: Single Comb Clean Legged.

6-Month-Old Buff Orpington Bantam Cockerel

The single comb, ear lobes, and wattles are red. Their skin is white which is typical of English breeds.

The eyes are reddish-golden bay. It is a stately golden bird with gentle contours.

6-Month-Old Buff Orpington Bantam Pullets

"Buff and White Orpington Bantams: Shanks & Toes: Pinkish white."

"Black Orpington Bantam: Shanks & Toes: Black, bottoms of feet pinkish white."

"Blue Orpington Bantam: Shanks & Toes: Leaden blue."

-American Bantam Association, ‘Bantam Standard’

8-Month-Old Bantam Buff Orpingtons

"Very early in life I became a lover of poultry, and learned much while tending a neighbor's birds. I grew up to manhood, and through all the circumstances of my life, I carried a love for the feathered tribes." -’History and Development of the Orpington Fowl’ by William Cook, 1896

8-Month-Old Bantam Buff Orpington Cockerel

Buff Orpington feathers are beautiful golden tan (rich amber, yellow-orange) with subtle bronze accents.

"The feathering should be rather loose and abundant, but should not be of such excessive length as to approach the Cochin." -American Bantam Association, 'Book of Bantams', 1967

8-Month-Old Buff Orpington Pullet

"I therefore set to work, and by careful and judicious breeding, I was able, in a few years, to give to the poultry-keeping world a breed, which, for egg production and table, has been accepted all over the world as the grandest production of the poultry yard." -'History and Development of the Orpington Fowl' by William Cook, 1896

Bantam Buff Orpington Hen with 2 Chicks

Bantam Buff Orpington hens are excellent, attentive mothers. They are frequently broody.

Bantam Buff Orpington Hen with 6 Chicks

"I am glad to have had the honor of introducing Orpingtons, because I know as a result of a long and varied experience among all sorts and conditions of poultry men, that the characteristics I have so successfully combined in the various Orpington breeds are just what are required. The very best birds shall be sought out to satisfy the growing demand for fowls that combine a handsome appearance with the utmost utility." -'History and Development of the Orpington Fowl' by William Cook, 1896

History of Orpington Chickens


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