The Orpington is a breed of chicken named after the town of Orpington in south-east England, which was made famous in part by this breed. Its large size and soft appearance together with its rich colour and gentle contours make it very attractive, and as such its popularity has grown as a show bird rather than a utility breed. Hens often become broody and are good mothers. Although rather heavy, they are able to fly small distances but rarely do so.
May not be an update tomorrow since I’m moving in to a new apartment tomorrow -o-
January 3, 2016 - Buff Orpington Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Requested by: tentaclesallalong
This breed of chicken comes from Orpington, just outside of London. Like most chickens, their diet is made up of seeds and some insects. The breed was developed in the late 1800s and soared in popularly after being shown at Madison Square Garden. They are docile birds and are often praised as backyard egg or pet chickens because of their mellow nature. Buff is the most common coloration, but many color variants exist.