Isabel Cuckoo Orpington
Truly one of the most beautiful Orpington varieties available and a favorite here at the farm. We have brought the Isabel Cuckoo back into production for 2021! We seen an increased interest in this variety in 2020 and decided to bring them back! We have purchased stock from several different breeders in 2020. We are dedicated to preserving and continuing to improve this beautiful variety.
The coloring on these magnificent English large fowl beauties just pops out on fresh green pasture.
The Isabel Cuckoo is genetically a diluted barred partridge, with buff highlights.
This is not the easiest of colors to breed. After several generations the partridge pattern will fade and it becomes time to introduce Crele Orpington back into the breeding program to darken the Lavender and define the barred partridge pattern. We plan to cross back to Crele in 2021.
2021 Spring juvenile growouts
Below: 2013 photos
Our Isabel Cuckoo Orpington are 100% Pure English Large Fowl, from two diverse imported lines.