Assorted English Orpington Chickens were first imported to the U.S in 1900 and have been a favorite farm-flock and exhibition chicken since. In England their popularity sky-rocketed and breeders developed many new varieties in addition to the Black, Buff, Blue, & White which are common in the U.S. Until very recently, none of these other color patterns had yet made their way over to the U.S. English-bred Orpingtons tend to have looser fitting feathers, shorter bodies, and shorter legs. They are broad across the back and have a more rounded shape compared to American-bred Orpingtons. Despite their differences, the English are still similar to the American-bred birds as they are good dual-purpose birds laying a good amount of brown eggs and have a gentle temperament. We are excited to offer the following varieties of English Orpingtons: Silver, Blue, Chocolate, Jubilee, and Mottled. *No color is guaranteed in the assortment. APPROX 290 LARGE BROWN EGGS/YR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 7LBS FEMALE 6 LBS.
CountryMax is Western and Central New York's largest supplier of poultry to backyard enthusiasts. In addition to many varieties available for special order, we carry a variety of standard store-stocked breeds from March to April in our stores. It is recommended that you contact your local store directly if you are interested in purchasing rare breeds because they may have them on hand in store immediately. For all other special orders of poultry, the minimum order is 15 birds PER BREED after 15 any number i.e. 16, 21, 32 can be ordered. CountryMax is unable to order in quantities less than 10, and we cannot split orders. Orders will be shipped from the hatchery as available, so CountryMax does not make any promise or imply delivery dates whatsoever. Please note in the comment box your desired ship date and we will make every effort to accommodate but we are at the mercy of hatching dates from the hatchery.
Payment is due with order. No refunds will be given once orders have been placed with the hatchery. Customer must pick up chicks within 2 days following notification of chick delivery or order will be added to store stock and sold. CountryMax does not assume liability for chicks after they leave the premises. CountryMax will do everything we can to correctly identify chick breeds upon pickup, but customer is responsible for making sure correct breed is taken at pickup. The hatchery guarantees a 90% accurate sexing rate- if mis-sexed birds total 10% or more of your order, they must be reported to CountryMax within 16 weeks of pickup. IMPORTANT: SPECIAL ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY FROM HATCHERY- PLEASE NOTE PREFERRED SHIP DATE AT PURCHASE AND WE WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH EXACT TIMEFRAME WHEN WE HEAR FROM THE HATCHERY.</P