Chocolate Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl



 

 

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Please Note: We are currently out of stock of the Chocolate Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl.

Chocolate Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl Breed Information

We have chocolate hens running with two unrelated chocolate cockerels which were bred off Rob Boyd’s stock who helped recreate the breed with a bit of help from Grant Brereton. These are the best exhibition birds around. They will produce 100% pure chocolate chicks and no splits.

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We are a member of the Orpington Club and keep abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps is maintain our high standards and great show results. You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality Orpingtons, a members list, history of the breed information and this way you will be helping to encourage and improve the breeding of Orpingtons for exhibition and utility purposes as well as having access to assistance from expert breeders. The club will keep you posted with all the latest information and show results regarding this breed. For more information on how to join contact us.

Chocolate Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl Breed Characteristics

Origin: England. First bred by Dr Clive Carefoot between 1993-94. It was bred as part of the Black Orpington Breeding Project. They are the rarest variation of the orpington breed of chickens.
Classification: Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour: Slightly tinted
General Characteristics: Male
Carriage: Bold, upright and graceful, an active bird.
Type: Body is deep, broad and cobby. Back is nicely curved with a sharp and concave outline. Saddle is wide and slightly rising with a full hackle. Breast is deep and well rounded. Wings are small, nicely formed and carried closely to the body. The ends of the wings are almost hidden by the saddle hackle. Tail is short, compact, flowing and high but not a squirrel tail.
Head: Small and neat, fairly full over the eyes. Beak is strong and curved. Large bold eyes. Single, small comb firmly set on the head. Comb is evenly serrated and free of side sprigs. Face is smooth. Wattles are of a medium length being oblong in shape and nicely rounded at the bottom. Ear-lobes are small and elongated.
Neck: Medium in length, curved and compact with a full hackle.
Legs & Feet: Legs are short and strong. Thighs are almost hidden by the body feathers and are set well apart. Four straight and well spread toes.
Plumage: Fairly profuse but close and not soft, loose or fluffy and in the Cochin or close and hard as in the Game Fowl.
Handling: Firm.

General Characteristics: Female
The general characteristics are similar to the male except that her cushion should be wide and almost flat and slightly rising to the tail.
Colour: Chocolate brown all over. Beak is brown, eyes are either dark brown. Comb, face, wattles and ear-lobes are bright red. Legs and feet are pale.
Weight: Bantam
Male: Not exceeding 4½ lb (2kg)
Female: Not exceeding 3½ lb (1.6kg)

What Our Customers Say About Our Chocolate Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl

“6 healthy mixed Bantams hatched out and all doing fine, 5 weeks old now. Help from Steve and the team invaluable if I needed any advice on aftercare. Just want the weather to get better now.”

revor Taylor Excellent

“All eggs in incubator, candled after 10 days all eggs doing fine. Steve and everyone I have spoken to at Cheshire Poultry are such a great help and always willing to give advice. Would recommend. Extremely genuine top quality breeder.”

Trevor Taylor Excellent

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