- 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 in 1960
- TLC: No
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of Buff Orpington Bantam chicken breed since 1987.
It was great, but just bad luck.
My buff orpington bantam chicks that I ordered from Cackle Hatchery last year were all amazing. The only problem was that, due to the fact that they cannot be sexed, I went through a lot of stress to raise my 5 roosters and one hen, just to give away the roosters, find a roommate for my lonely hen, and then not be able to breed them this year because that only hen died to a hawk.
When buying these, consider that they are not sexed and also consider where you can sell or give away any that you don’t want ahead of time. Other than that, I hope to buy again this year and give it another shot!! Amazingly friendly and productive birds that easily become your best friend.
Calm and friendly
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.
Great little beautiful chicken
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
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.
Jason & Jessica, Indiana March 2012 –
Cackle Hatchery Order Comment
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!!!
Mel, Georgia September 2013 –
Buff Orpington Bantams
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.
Denise Oregon June 2010 –
Attn: cackle-Extremely Happy Customer
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!
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