The Chocolate Orpington is a Hoover’s Hatchery™ specialty. It is a cross between a Chocolate Orpington male and a Black Australorp female. The pullets are a rich chocolate brown color. This cross combines the beautiful chocolate color of the Orpington with the superb laying capabilities of the Australorp. These birds make a great dual-purpose bird for any flock as they combine unique plumage color and high egg production with a wellfleshed carcass. This cross also has a docile temperament much like both of its parent breeds.
|Temperament||Weight||Eggs per Year||Egg Size||Egg Color||Cold Hardy||Heat Hardy|
|Docile, Calm, Gentle, Friendly||8/9||200||Medium||Brown||Yes||Yes|
|Temperament||Docile, Calm, Gentle, Friendly|
|Eggs per Year||200|