Gold Laced Orpington
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.
6 Weeks
3 Month old pullet
5 months old
12 weeks old
5 months old
8 months old
We are currently not offering Buff
Laced Whites or Blue Laced Gold
Gold Laced Black
Gold Laced Blue
(aka Blue Laced Gold)
Don't forget to recommend us on Google!
Gold Laced Orpington
Greenfire Farms - 2011
Imported 2012
Marc Sacre - 2013
Not recognized by APA
Variety information:
Virtually no leg feathering, but could still show up from
time to time as with all imported orps.
 These are large
fluffy birds.
What to expect in breeding:
This variety breeds true.  Lacing is clear and well defined.
On a rare occasion a chick can hatch with poor or incomplete
Release Date - 2012
Egg Laying - Fertility Good,150-180 eggs per year.  Can be Broody
- Peak laying is between 8-18 months, once hens reach 2 years old longer
intervals between laying after molt could be expected
Sold out for Spring 2015