Cackle Hatchery® is pleased to offer rare Silver Laced English Orpingtons. The first English Orpingtons were created by William Cook in the 1800s. The two original color varieties were all black and all white. The black-and-white silver laced variety is a recent development, created by British Master Breeder and poultry judge Bob Follows.
Defining characteristics of the English Orpington include a deep, broad body with a short back, small head with a medium-size single comb, low stance, and fluffy feathers that give the breed its large, round appearance. The fluffed-out plumage also makes English Orpingtons, especially cold hardy. They are incredibly docile and are excellent around children. The hens can be expected to lay up to 180 eggs per year and do sometimes go broody.
Cackle Hatchery® has been breeding Silver Laced English Orpingtons since 2017. Our bloodlines are 100% English, with the round body type characteristic of English Orpingtons. Not yet recognized by the American Poultry Association, Silver Laced English Orpingtons would make a unique addition to your backyard flock.