Lavender Orpington Chicken

(13 customer reviews)

As low as: $5.95

Hatching on June 10, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 13, 2024.

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

Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru Mid August

Limit of 24 Not Sexed.

Limit of 15 Females and Males.


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: English Class
  • Weights: Hen—–8 lbs
    Rooster——10 lbs
    Pullet—7 lbs
    Cockerel—-8 1/2 lbs
  • Purpose: 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 Lavender Orpington since 2017.


The Lavender Orpington chicken is a large breed with a upright stance and medium-sized single comb. They are a cold hearty and have full and fluffy plumage. Though they are not recognized by the APA they are a rare variety to add to your flock. They are a fair egg layer of medium to large size light brown eggs. Therefore making them a better choice for someone interested more so in their uniqueness. They are super docile and great with children, making them one of the best options for your backyard flock.

The lavender gene is different than the blue gene in genetics in that it will produce consistent lavender color in all the offspring. The “lavender” gene (lav) in the chicken causes the dilution of both black and red/brown pigments, so according to color background, dilution due to “lavender” gives a sort of plumage color patterns: On an extended background, this condition causes the entire surface of the body an even shade of light slaty blue, which is the typical phenotype known as ‘”self-blue”‘.


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13 reviews for Lavender Orpington Chicken

  1. daisygracehill

    Their perfect!!!! I ordered 5 chicks, I got 6, 5 of the 6 were hens, btw their not to broody….yet, but the hens have filled out beautifully!! I would 100% order again

  2. Jonathan

    Very Pretty Chickens

    Bought 4 female sexed Lav Orps and received 5. One died for unknown reasons as a chick and the other 4 were fine. They grew very fast laid their first eggs at the right time. They do not like to be picked up and are more scared of us compared to the other breeds I keep with them. They lay eggs consistently and get along with all the other hens. They are the fluffiest of all my chickens so far.

    My flock is 17 chickens right now. ISA Brown, Astralorp, Black Sexlink, Amberlink, and Lavender Orpington.

  3. Marie

    Lavender Orpington Chickens

    I was excited to purchase the lavender Orpington pullets. We aren’t allowed roosters in our community so I was thrilled to know I could get females. They grew up fast and beautiful. They are slightly larger and heavier than the buff and more feathers. They are very stout and beautiful to watch. Mine love to be held and are a great pet. They all know their names. Some better than others. I would definitely recommend adding them to your flock.

  4. joe


    I have long been a fan of the Buffs
    as they are prolific layers, as well hearty birds.

    I was very taken by the Lavenders when
    I saw them in your catalogue and thought
    I’d given them a try. The flock is roughly
    about three months of age, have
    their own characters, and as they are
    more like pets; enjoyable to be around.
    My youngest son, my wife, as well as
    the neighbor kids all enjoy them.

    I would recommend anyone interested
    in adding this beautiful color to your flock
    to go for it. They will not disappoint.

  5. Jackie from Cackle Hatchery

    So sorry

    Sorry to hear about your Orpingtons. I lost my Cinnamon Queens to the same thing. And yes they do just kill for the thrill. So sad.

  6. Tammi

    Review of Lavender Orpington

    Great chickens, they grew well and are beautiful. A wonderful addition to the flock and are easy to identify because of their beautiful gray feathers. Do not enjoy being picked up though!

  7. Terry


    All I have left are pictures of the Orpington’s I purchased….the Raccoons ate them all, plus most of the other ones…I think I have 3 of the original batch I purchased from you. Actually, Coons didn’t “eat” them, they murdered them solely for the thrill. A valuable lesson was learned on this hobby farm – Chickens must be kept in a vault like pen, which we now have!

  8. Kimberly

    Awesome birds!

    Love my lavender Orpingtons. They are beautiful to watch, funny and bold getting along with others in the flock. Great addition.

  9. Tori

    Stunning breed

    I ordered 3 straight run Lavenders hoping for at least 1 female. I received 5 and was ecstatic that my chances of receiving a female were increased. Unfortunately they were all males. I had to re-home 4 of them but I kept 1 because I couldn’t part with such a beautiful specimen of a bird. Y’all. He is huge. He is stately. He is stunning. I highly recommend Cackle Hatchery’s Lavenders if you are interested in a quality bred bird. He is the first bird people notice when they see my chickens. He is not aggressive and minds his own business when I’m in the coop. I can’t get him to eat out of my hand yet, but we’re working on it. Of the other roosters I re-homed, I have had the new owners reach out to me to tell me how beautiful their roosters are too! Excellent and stunningly beautiful.

  10. Kathryn

    Lavender Orpington Chickens

    The chicks got to us healthy and vital, no losses. They are a friendly and alert breed, easy keepers that lay large tan or beige eggs

  11. Lavender Orpingtons


    I love my lavender Orpingtons! They are beautiful and sweet. A beautiful addition to my flock!

  12. Gayle

    Love them!

    I have two Lavender Orpington hens and one rooster that I purchased from Cackle Hatchery in February. They are absolutely beautiful! All of my friends love them, and so do I! They are a solid grayish lavender color and and just lovely. And like most Orpingtons they are very calm and have a great “personality”. My lavender boy is so beautiful that I can’t describe him. The pictures do not do them justice. I plan to get more next time I order baby chicks. If you want large, sweet, beautiful chickens, I highly suggest that you take a look at them. And as always, Cackle Hatchery is the best!!!

  13. Andrea


    These chickens are beautiful!

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