Gold Laced Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl



 

 

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

Gold Laced Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl Breed Information

My birds are from Rob Boyd who is one of the best Orpington breeders in the country. The birds are of the highest quality and have German blood in them. 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.

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Gold Laced Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl Breed Characteristics

Origin: Belgium & Germany. This striking bird with a beautiful distinct lacing is comparatively rare and have only been in the UK for the last 7-8 years.
Classification: Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour: Slightly tinted
General Characteristics: Male: 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 flat and slightly rising to the tail.
Colour: Male: Rich and bright golden hackles, neck and saddle with the wing bow and tail feather having a relatively thick black outer lacing. Breast, keel and underside are golden-brown with a relatively thick black lacing on the outer edge of each feather. The underside towards the rear is more black and less gold than the rest of the body. The wattles and comb are bright red.
Colour: Female: Hackle feathers are golden but are smaller than the males and the thick black lacing on the outer edge of the feather appears almost black. The breast, keel, wing bow, tail, saddle and thighs are golden with a relatively thick black band on the outer edge of the feather. The cushion is more black and lacks most of the golden colouration. Comb and wattle are bright red.
Weight: Bantams
Male: Not exceeding 4½ lb (2kg)
Female: Not exceeding 3½ lb (1.6kg)

What Our Customers Say About Our Gold Laced Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl

“The eggs arrived promptly this morning in good condition. I will let them rest and put them under my broody tomorrow. They should hatch in time for my grandchildren’s visit at Easter! Excellent service.”

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