Buff Orpington Chickens are a popular dual-purpose variety known for their fluffy feathers, excellent mothering skills, and sweet disposition. They are sometimes called "Big Buffs," because they are loosely feathered and appear to be heavier than their true weight. Buff Orpingtons are friendly and affectionate, making them the perfect breed for children.
Buff Orpingtons mature moderately early and are good layers of brown eggs. They are also cold hardy and very broody, making them a great choice for the backyard homestead.
Average mature weight: roosters 8 1/2 lbs, hens 7 lbs.