Pure Breeds

The Orpington is named after the town of Orpington, Kent, located in the south-east England. It was bred for superior egg laying while retaining meat quality.

Primary use: dual-purpose meat/eggs
Egg production (annual): 190
Egg size: Large
Temperament: Calm
Recognized variety stocked: Buff and Black
Egg color: Light brown

The Supply Chain Development Programme is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). Further information on the programme is available at www.countrysiderural.co.uk