Located in Central Alberta, Canada

EMAIL: hawthorn@xplornet.com

~ Buff Orpingtons ~

Since making their debut in 1886, Orpingtons have continued to be a popular choice of dual-purpose chicken.Buff Chicks
Despite their massive size, they are well known for their mellow demeanor and are often a first choice for backyard coops. The hens are hardy winter birds that will continue to lay light-brown eggs right through the winter months if given adequate hours of light. The heavy, meaty cockerels make excellent roasting chickens that you'll be proud to serve at the table.


These were the qualities that led to the overwhelming success of the original Orpington chickens, and are traits that still remain in a few select strains. Hawthorn Hill Buff Orpingtons have a proven track record for consistent quality and regularly take top awards at major shows.

Some recent wins with Hawthorn Hill Buff Buff Orpingtons:

  • Champion English, Canadian Heritage Breeds Fall Show, 2015
  • Champion English, Res. Show Champion, Red Deer Westerner Fair 2015
  • Champion English, NCAPA 2015 - Hen
  • Champion English & Reserve LF, CHB Lawn Show, 2014 - Cock
  • LF Grand Champion of Show, Toronto Royal Winter Fair, 2013 - Cock


Buff Orpington Rooster 20162012 Buff Orpington cockerel and pulletOrpington cockerel chick 20142014 Grand Champion Royal Winter Fair

Champ English 2015Orpington pair-2015Orpington Pullets 2016