|Gold Laced Orpingtons, as they are called here in the USA are known as Black Laced Buff Orpingtons
(Yellow-Black Laced) in Germany where they originated. These birds are quite stunning and fairly rare even in
England and owned by only a few breeders in the USA.
Gold Laced in Orpingtons is Standardized in Germany & Holland. They were first shown on the National show in
Frankfurt for recognition in 1965. They were added to the German standard in 1972, and were originally created by
Mr Jobst Veltheim.
Today this color is bred in Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Holland, Switzerland and now in the United States. For
diversifying the gene pool the German Orpington breeder Manfred Schwarz advises to cross in black. After 2 or 3
years the birds are bigger more vital and in the correct color again,
The Gold Laced Orpington is a striking bird with beautiful distinct lacing
The eye color is brown-red, the beak is light horn-colored in the male and horn colored in the female. The legs flesh
colored white, bottom of the feet white. In the females slight gray shinning is allowed.
General Orpington Information:
The original Orpington (the Black) was developed in 1886 by William Cook. He
crossed Minorcas, Langshans and Plymouth Rocks to create the new hybrid bird.
Cook named the breed after his home town in Kent. The first Orpingtons looked very
much like the Langshan and were black. Between 1889 and 1905, Cook also created
white, buff and blue colored Orpingtons. The Orpington was bred as a dual-purpose
breed (meat production and eggs), but its popularity grew as a show bird rather than a
utility breed. Their large size and soft appearance together with their rich color and
gentle contours make them very attractive.
Besides the original colors (black, white, buff, blue), lots of other varieties exist today,
including red, mottled, jubilee, lemon cuckoo, partridge crele and birchen. The original
colors are still the most widely bred varieties.
Orpingtons lay between 110 and 160 eggs a year.
|3 Month old pullet
|5 months old
|We are currently not offering Buff
Laced Whites or Blue Laced Gold
|Gold Laced Blue
(aka Blue Laced Gold)
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