Orpington Chicken

Gallus gallus domesticus

Bird | England, United States

Animal Info

This domestic, hearty chicken is found living alongside humans. Bred in Orpington, England, by William Cook in 1886, this breed spread to America in 1903. The orpington is favored for its growth rate, egg laying rate, and table-top characteristics.

Our 10 chickens are free range!

Diet

In the wild: Insects and seeds

At the Zoo: Game bird chow

Habitat

Domestic

Conservation Status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – not evaluated