Chocolate Orpington

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
Weight 8/9
Eggs per Year 200
Egg Size Medium
Egg Color Brown
Cold Hardy Yes
Heat Hardy Yes