Blue Orpington Chickens are very calm, quiet, and affectionate, like their buff-colored counterpart. Orpingtons are a dual-purpose breed but are often kept for their pet-like qualities. They are also loosely feathered and look bigger than they actually are. Meyer Hatchery's Blue Orpingtons are the American strain. Read more about the Orpington Chicken on our Breed Spotlight over on the Meyer Hatchery Blog.
Blue Orpington Chickens are a slate blue color with dark lacing. Hens tend to go broody and make excellent mothers. They are cold hardy and lay around 4-6 large brown eggs each week!
The color blue does not breed true. The chicks hatched from blue parents can be blue, black, or splash. You will receive hatchery choice colors when ordering. Read more about blue genetics in our Help Desk Article.
Average weight: roosters 10 lbs., hens 8 lbs