This Breed was developed by an Englishman, William Cook from a small village in Kent, named Orpington.
Originally bred for meat and laying capabilities. A stately majestic breed, in general they are a very docile bird, responding well to human attention. Despite their large size, they lay an average sized egg, but are reasonably consistent.
Hens are very capable mothers and broodies.
I keep Large Black, Blue, Splash and Buff.