- Jubilee Orpington Chicken
The Jubilee Orpington Chicken was introduced by William Cook's family in 1897. It was created to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It was believed that they were a cross between a Spangled Old English Game, Dorkings, and Buff Orpingtons, though some believe that the Speckled Sussex could have had a strong influence on it. Their feather color pattern is very complex and can take up to 18 months to finish. They have a mahogany ground color with black spangles with white tips at the end. Their beak, legs, and feet are white. Earlobes, face, comb, and wattles are red and their eyes also. These chickens are great for their size and temperament. They are a decent brown egg layer and cold hearty. A great addition to your flock.
NOTE: Cackle Hatchery's® breeding stock will have some striped chicks along with the light brown colored chicks. We breed to the darker side to make sure the dark mahogany red feathers stay dark and not washed out to a light orange color as adults.
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: English Class
- Weights: Hen-----8 lbs Rooster------10 lbs
Pullet---7 lbs Cockerel----8 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Dual, Egg Laying and meat; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Brown
- Egg Production: 150+ eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium
- 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
- APA: No
- ALBC: Recovering Status
- BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Jubilee Orpington since 2017.
So Sorry Christina Review by Cackle Hatchery Team
Please send us pictures so we can make up for our error. We guarantee our sexing 90%. (Posted on 12/9/2019)
Disappointed Review by Christina
I ordered six females and one male. Cackle Hatchery shipped an extra which was sickly and died immediately. The balance turned out to be 50/50 male female. I was able to give away the extra roosters as I am not allowed to keep more than one where I live. I was very dissatisfied by the sexing. I was not only charged a sexed fee for a straight run but it also put my breeding project a year behind schedule. (Posted on 12/8/2019)
OK, but Review by Fr Tom
Mine were sort of slow starters, they're maturing into a very calm flock but not uniform in color nor size (Posted on 11/3/2019)
Very pleased Review by Rwilson
Chicks arrived very healthy they are now about 6 months old and doing fine starting laying around 4 months of age and have hatched a few chicks already. Very beautiful birds. Highly recommend them. (Posted on 11/1/2019)
Jubliee orpingtons Review by Stacylee
Excellent chickens beautiful, great please to buy chicks very healthily i totally recommend cackle Hatchery (Posted on 11/1/2019)
Great. Chicks Review by Birdhouse Farm
Beautiful, healthy chicks which have grown into gorgeous big girls (Posted on 10/31/2019)