Lavender Orpington

$10.50$20.50

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)

SEX 3+
Male $10.50
St. Run $12.50
Female $20.50

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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)

SEX 3+
Male $10.50
St. Run $12.50
Female $20.50

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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
Temperament: Docile
Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
Broody: Setter
Mating Ratio: 5 Females to 1 Male
Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
Country of Origin: England

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Sex

Male, Straight Run, Female

Desired Hatch Date

FEBRUARY 4TH 2019, MARCH 11TH 2019, MARCH 18TH 2019, APRIL 1ST 2019, APRIL 8TH 2019, APRIL 15TH 2019, APRIL 22ND 2019, APRIL 29TH 2019, MAY 6TH 2019, MAY 13TH 2019, MAY 20TH 2019, JUNE 3RD 2019, JUNE 10TH 2019, JUNE 17TH 2019