Lavender Orpington chickens are a large chicken with a upright stance and medium-sized single comb. They are a cold hearty and have full and fluffy plumage. Though they are not recognized by the APA they are a rare variety to add to your flock. They are a fair egg layer of medium to large size light brown eggs. Therefore making them a better choice for someone interested more so in their uniqueness. They are super docile and great with children, making them one of the best options for your backyard flock.
The lavender gene is different than the blue gene in genetics in that it will produce consistent lavender color in all the offspring. The “lavender” gene (lav) in the chicken causes the dilution of both black and red/brown pigments, so according to color background, dilution due to “lavender” gives a sort of plumage color patterns: On an extended background, this condition causes the entire surface of the body an even shade of light slaty blue, which is the typical phenotype known as ‘”self-blue”‘.
Approx. 180 Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 10#, Female 8#
Available February – June
Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!
(Minimum Order 15 Total Chicks)
(Min. 3 / Max. 5 Each Sex)
|Poultry Show Class: English Class|
|Weights: Hen—–8 lbs Rooster——10 lbs|
|Purpose: Dual Egg Laying and meat; Exhibition|
|Shell Color of Eggs: Brown|
|Egg Production: 180+ eggs per year|
|Egg Size: Large|
|Fertility Percentage: 65-80%|
|Mating Ratio: 5 Females to 1 Male|
|Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet|
|Country of Origin: England|