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Or·ping·ton

 (ôr′pĭng-tən)
n.
Any of a breed of large, heavily feathered domestic chickens having a single comb, originally bred in England for both meat and eggs.

[After Orpington, a district of southeast England.]
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Orpington

(ˈɔːpɪŋtən)
n
1. (Breeds) a heavy breed of domestic fowl of various single colours, laying brown eggs
2. (Breeds) a breed of brown duck with an orange bill

Orpington

(ˈɔːpɪŋtən)
n
(Placename) a district of SE London, part of the Greater London borough of Bromley from 1965
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Orpington - English breed of large chickens with white skinOrpington - English breed of large chickens with white skin
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
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At his poultry farm, he said, he breeds three different colours of Orpingtons namely black, buff and cuckoo.
Mr Boitshwarelo said he has also discovered that some Orpingtons could be ultimate mothers whereby one chose to be the unofficial matron of the flock's fertilised eggs.
POULTRY breeder Mark Rangeley ruled the roost with a pair of exhibition quality Black Orpingtons at the Craven Feather Auction Christmas show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Mr Rangeley, from Slaithwaite, who hatched the title-winning cockerel and point-of-lay pullet in May this year, is a renowned Orpington man, having bred Blacks, Buffs, Blues and Cuckoos for 30 years.
Would you shop for Chocolate Orpingtons at Thorntons?
"There's real potential for breeding rare poultry at the moment," said Sam, who recently sold a Chocolate Orpington pair for pounds 1,000.
Still this year, he participated at the Tonota show where his Orpingtons were not only admired by observers, but walked away with both champion hen and cock.
This week the craze hit new heights when a North Wales breeder sold a pair of Chocolate Orpingtons for pounds 1,050 to a buyer in southern England.
So he leaves home to apply for a job as a nanny for the eight little chicks of mother hen Mrs Buff Orpington. Too tired to ask many questions, she gives Arthur the chance and he delights in looking after her offspring.