Rare Chicken Breeds

Large Fowl Breeds – Click on image to enlarge
Brahmas have a massive and striking appearance, in part due to profuse, loose feathering and feathered legs and toes. Brahmas are calm, friendly birds that make good pets or exhibition fowl. Males are calm and generally not aggressive towards humans.

Lemon Pyle Brahma

Buff Columbian Brahma

Light Brahma

Light Brahma

Gold Partridge Pair - Brahma
Gold Partridge Brahma
Dark Partridge Cock - Brahma

Dark Partridge Brahma

Orpington is a bird was originally bred for its excellent laying and good meat qualities. Their large size and soft appearance together with their rich colour and gentle contours make them very attractive, and as such its popularity has grown as a show bird and utility breed in South Africa. They go broody very often, and make great mothers. Being rather heavy, they are unable to fly so they work well as backyard birds. Due to their build they do well in very cold climates. The fluff of their feathers allows rain water to penetrate their feathers, so they must be kept out of the rain.

Lavender Cuckoo Orpington

Lemon Cuckoo Orpington

Buff Orpington

Cuckoo Orpington

Blue-Splash Orpington

Lavender Orpington

Bantam Breeds
Orpington Bantam resembles the large fowl type in each and every respect. The difference is in the size as the name bantam suggests.    Sebright is a true bantam, meaning it is a miniature bird with no corresponding large fowl to which it is related. They are among the most popular of bantam breeds and are largely ornamental chicken laying tiny white eggs. 

Chocolate Orpington Bantam