"Creating smiles, one chick at at time" is a trademark of Oregon Poultry Hatchery
Our Light Sussex have been complimented by many a poultry fanciers. Their mere size and markings make them impossible to overlook. They are inquisitive and confident yet docile and approachable. These are a great choice for backyard, barnyard, production, pet or show.
Both sexes exhibit similar markings, white base plumage, black tails and wing tips, black striped neck and accented with red comb and wattles.
Sussex are named after the historic County of Sussex found in the South East of England, where the breed is believed to date back to ancient times of the Roman invasion of Britain.
All the Sussex varieties have white skin and are excellent for meat production. Chicks mature quickly for a heavy breed and their carcass is larger overall, with noticeably larger legs, than what you see on today’s commercial broilers.
The breed in general, especially the Light variety, has been improved upon to develop good lay qualities of large, cream to light brown tinted eggs and will produce well through the winter. However, they have
a propensity to get broody during the warmer summer months.
Sussex are good foragers and have a docile disposition. The Light variety is recognized by the APA but remains rare here in the United States. However, their popularity is growing for not only their dual purpose production traits but also for their visual interest and
Truly, these are one of the best all around breeds and our bloodline is
from True North Heritage Hatchery of Canada.
These Lavender Orpingtons are an English variety and are larger than the American varieties and have a definite rounded body shape. Both sexes exhibit a uniform lavender plumage. These Lavenders are a rare variety and not yet recognized by the APA.
Orpingtons originated in England where they took grand prize at their first showing in the 1866 Crystal Palace Poultry Show. Their popularity continues today for they are a good dual purpose bird and have an extremely docile disposition.
The breed is cold hardy with a full and fluffy plumage. However, the fluff also allows rain penetration so shelter is required. It is this fluff too which also gives them their larger appearance.
Orpingtons are fair layers of medium to large sized light brown eggs and will produce through the winter months. However they do have a tendency to go broody - making good mothers when they do. Therefore these are best suited for those interested in them for their uniqueness rather than egg production or where the egg layer is also going to be the pet and a mellow disposition is desired.
Where ever you keep them, they are sure to be noticed and become
a topic of discussion.
Lavender Orpington (English) $8.00
email: info@OregonPoultryHatchery.com Phone: 503-266-2566 Text: 503-847-0645
Welcome to Oregon Poultry Hatchery,
We are a smaller hatchery offering high quality chicks of select less common breeds.
While many hatcheries have a minimum order quantity of 25, we recognize not everybody has the want or need for that many chicks. Therefore, we offer to ship as few as 3 chicks throughout the lower 48 states and 10 to Alaska.
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Quick Reference: Light Sussex are a dual-purpose breed known for good winter laying and nice fryers at 16 weeks. Large, tinted eggs. White skin and legs; clean dress out. Calm, friendly and safe with children.