Chocolate Orpington (Pure) Bantam Fowl - Breed
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
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
purposes as well as having access to assistance from expert
. 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
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
Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour:
Bold, upright and graceful, an active bird.
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.
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.
Medium in length, curved and compact with a full
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.
Fairly profuse but close and not soft, loose or
fluffy and in the Cochin or close and hard as in the Game Fowl.
The general characteristics are similar to the male except that her
cushion should be wide and almost flat and slightly rising to the
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.
Male: Not exceeding 4½ lb (2kg)
Female: Not exceeding 3½ lb (1.6kg)