Jubilee Orpington Chicken

(14 customer reviews)

As low as: $9.95

Hatching on June 3, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 6, 2024.

  • Jubilee Orpington Chicken – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       

Shipped Early March thru Mid August


Breed Facts

  • 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
  • TLC: Graduated from priority list in 2016
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Jubilee Orpington since 2017.


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.


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14 reviews for Jubilee Orpington Chicken

  1. Daniel Morris

    I ordered three hens from Cackle since I couldn’t track any down for sale on the East coast, and these are hands down my absolute favorite ladies of the flock! They are extremely friendly, unobtrusive, and even though they just turned a month old, they’re already the most gorgeous chickens I think I’ve ever seen. They sent me a fourth one–not sure if it was by mistake or just as a consolation–but it’s turned out to be a rooster. I’m not complaining one bit however since I can now have an unlimited amount of them if I so choose and he’s every bit as sweet as the hens. 10/10 would most definitely recommend!

  2. forrestgrunt

    Ordered unsexed Jubliee Orps just about a year ago. They have grown into the most beautiful birds I think I’ve ever had. The rooster I kept has matured into a sight to behold, with a very gentle personality and calm demeanor. The feathers on these birds are stunning, deep mahogany with the tips of white and green. Simply gorgeous! The hens have the “bun” look over their tail, heavy petticoat appearance and are good layers of high on the medium side to low on the large size eggs. I think they’re averaging about four eggs per week or so. This was a great purchase and I’ll be ordering again for later this year once my current chicks are finished brooding.

  3. stephaniediaz0711

    Beautiful Birds! I purchased about 5mo ago and they are by far my favorite visually in my flock! Bright red feathers with dapples of greens, creams, black. They all survived just fine no issues and are super sweet! LOVE them!!!!!

  4. Tyler

    Very flighty, slow growers

    Despite being handled by me everyday since the day all my chicks from Cackle arrived, the 3 Jubilee Orpington have been the flightiest trio I’ve ever owned. The Bielefelders I ordered are indeed stunners with their quick growth and calm demeanor whereas these Jubilee Orpington’s are growing very slowly, at different rates than one another (this mentioned in another comment), and are our most generally “mean” group of chickens.

  5. SeaPonyExpress

    Healthy Happy Chickies!

    I ordered 15 and received 16! They all came in Healthy and happy. I followed all the given instructions. They are adorable and I can’t wait to see how they look when they’re all grown up. Thank you!

  6. RC

    Healthy Birds

    We ordered 3 Jubilee hens but was one of the last to order of this breed so didn’t get the guaranteed hens but got 8 un-sexed to make up for it. Ended up to be a better deal. Got 4 hens and 4 roosters. My MIL was the one wanting to order them and her 3 hens look very similar. For being such unusually colored I was surprised by that. The hen I kept was colored more like the roosters (Lot more white on her) I plan to sell the extra 2 roosters and make a little bit of my money back. In my shipment I got 26 birds (3 more then ordered) of Jubilee, sussex and Bared Rock chickens. And every single one lived with only one “guaranteed” hen, out of 12 being a rooster. But he is my favorite so I don’t mind. Will definitely be looking to order from Cackle again for any of my birds. These are some of the healthiest, tamest birds I have ever had the enjoyment of having.

  7. Britt

    Impressive shipping but

    I recently ordered 6 hens and 1 rooster as the breeding chart suggested. I was highly impressed with the packaging of the birds for shipment but my flock has began to die less than a month from them arriving. Upon research of the roosters symptoms is seems he possibly has a B12 deficiency, this could be due to food storage on my part or genetics but when I had 2 more birds die I became very concerned that it was more of a genetics issue. After the rooster passed I quickly threw out the food I had and began feeding them new food that was kept air tight, along with adding probiotics and electrolytes to their water. Thinking I was in the clear I return home from work to find 2 hens had passed as well. I am unable to find this breed available here or any other site so this has set me back possibly a year on my breeding. I understand illnesses occur but I have never had issues such as this with any other birds I have had whether ordered online, hatched myself or bought at a local tractor supply.

  8. Cackle Hatchery Team

    So Sorry Christina

    Please send us pictures so we can make up for our error. We guarantee our sexing 90%.

  9. 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.

  10. Fr Tom

    OK, but

    Mine were sort of slow starters, they’re maturing into a very calm flock but not uniform in color nor size

  11. Rwilson

    Very pleased

    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.

  12. Sarah

    Not very hardy

    I purchased a dozen JOs late this spring in an order with several other breeds because they were on sale. Over 1/2 I lost in the brooder during the first 2 weeks; a much much higher percentage than any other breed in my order. To be up front, I did have an issue with coccidia, but the JOs got wiped out and didn’t respond to medication as well as the others.

    6 made it to my grow out coop when they were 6 weeks old. Everything was fine until I had a raccoon attack, and I currently only have one pullet. (It was a rough chicken year for me!)

    She is a pretty, sweet little thing with proper body type, although smaller than SOP. Her coloring isn’t quite as good as the others I lost but she’s still alive!

    If I want to try to add them to my flock again, I think I’ll buy directly from a show breeder.

  13. Stacylee

    Jubliee orpingtons

    Excellent chickens beautiful, great please to buy chicks very healthily i totally recommend cackle Hatchery

  14. Birdhouse Farm

    Great. Chicks

    Beautiful, healthy chicks which have grown into gorgeous big girls

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