- Buff Orpington Bantam
A miniature size of the Buff Orpington Standard chicken and admitted to the American Poultry Standard of Perfection in 1960, this poultry variety of the Orpington chicken breed makes for a good backyard chicken and egg production. They have a very docile temperament, withstand cold weather well and are adaptable to either confinement or free range. Though when around other breeds of chickens they will be bullied, they are not aggressive.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the standard version of the breed, the Buff Orpington Chicken
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Single Comb Clean Legged (Other than Game) Bantams
- Weights: Hen -------36 oz Rooster----40 oz
- Pullet-------32 oz Cockerel------36 oz
- Purpose and Type: Ornamental; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Brown Bantam Sized Egg
- Egg Size: Small
- Egg Production: Good
- Temperament: Docile
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Egg Production: Good 150+ eggs a year
- Mating Ratio: 7 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: England
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: No
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of Buff Orpington Bantam chicken breed since 1987.
Calm and friendly Review by Caroluna
I ordered 3 kinds of bantams this spring -- Buff Orpingtons, Old English Game Bantams, and Sebrights. The Orpingtons are the most calm and relaxed of the 3 types. They like to be held and will climb right into my lap. Their round bodies and small heads make them look comical. They always make me smile! Thank you Cackle Hatchery for such beautiful, healthy birds. (Posted on 11/2/2019)
Great little beautiful chicken Review by John
I love my Buff Orphington Bantams. They are almost four months old. How much bigger will they get than what they are now? Or are they about full grown. Just wondering (Posted on 11/1/2019)
Thanks! Review by Abby Iowa May 2012
I showed in the American, English, Mediterranean, All Other Standard Breed, Mixed Breed, Pairs, Bantam Single Comb, Clean Legged and Showmanship Classes. This was my first year showing. I got 1 Red and 9 Blue Ribbons. I also received 4 best of breed awards and 1 Reserve Champion and 1 Champion. I also got 3rd in showmanship. (Posted on 12/7/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Order Comment Review by Jason & Jessica, Indiana March 2012
We received our chicks from you this morning after the post office called about 6 am. I brought them home and dipped their beaks in warm water and fed them in the brooder. When I checked them at 2:00 pm they were all live and running about great. They are the most robust chicks I've ever seen after being shipped. We ordered Dominique Bantams and Buff Orpington Bantams and would recommend you guys to anyone for bantams. I am VERY PLEASED WITH MY ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am excited to see how these young birds turn out and am hoping we can get some nice Dominiques to add to our show string this Fall. Thank you for your great service and for great chicks!!! (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Buff Orpington Bantams Review by Mel, Georgia September 2013
I just wanted to let you guys know how much I am enjoying my Buff Orpington Bantams. It looks like I am going to have 6 pullets and 3 roosters. I lost only one. I will definitely be ordering more in the spring when they come available. As it is almost impossible to find these wonderful birds anywhere else I would like to know about your history or bloodline of these great birds. You are very fortunate to have been able to obtain such great little birds. I was raising blue, splash and black standard orpingtons. But I sold them because I have found my birds of choice. Thank you for the information. Looking forward to next spring and more Buff Orpington bantams. (Posted on 11/25/2015)
Attn: cackle-Extremely Happy Customer Review by Denise Oregon June 2010
Hello to all at Cackle Hatchery! Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my order of 15 bantams + the nice two extras you sent. The whole thing went so smooth with easy online ordering & quick 2 day delivery to my post office. Beautiful chicks packaged well. Your staff was friendly and helpful too, when I nervously called a few times. I followed your "care instruction" which helped them right away with the heat lamp, water, crumbled egg yolk & scattered feed on the paper towel floor of the brooder. Thanks for doing good business! (Posted on 11/16/2015)
Arrival Review by James Arizona April 2010
Just wanted to let you know that our shipment of chicks arrived this morning, they are all alive and we just gave them the sugar water and some food. They all look good. Thank You (Posted on 11/13/2015)