Horstman's Poultry

Blue Orpington

Our Blue Orpingtons originated from Bill Bowman.


They are big birds with very good color. As with all Blue chickens you will get some Blues, some Blacks, and some Splash.

The Blues were produced from crossing the Blacks and Whites and were admitted to the APA standard in 1923. Standard weight is cock: 10 lbs. hen 8 lbs. ckl. 8 1/2 lbs & pullet 7 lbs. Ours are consistently at or above these weights.


Our Blue Orps are very good layers of a large brown egg. They will set and they make good mothers. They are very docile.

We seldom show them but have had  best of variety at the big shows including Lucasville and the Ohio National.