Orpington Chickens – at Flora & Fauna


The Orpington Chickens mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique farm animals that shaped our agricultural history.    An image of the Orpington Chickens and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Orpington Chickens were developed in the 1800’s, by William Cook, a coachman from Orpington, Kent, England.  He crossed Black Plymouth Rocks with Langshans, and Minorcas.  He was looking to produce a chicken that was dual purpose, a good meat bird with decent egg production.  After showing these birds in Madison Square Garden in 1895, their popularity grew.  These large fowl are docile, gentle, and can endure cold temperatures due to their thick but soft feathering.  The hens can be broody but are good mothers.  An active fowl, they do well in either a confined space or free-range.

This Orpington Chicken history mug is part of our Flora and Fauna Series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges are lower when buying multiple mugs.


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