Why we are so fond of the orpingtonfowl:
1) their beautifull looks; nice feathers and good shape
2) their friendly character; easy to tame
3) good layers
4) easy becoming broody
Disadvantage of the Large Orpington is that it becomes fat very easy. They are big, heavy, round, lumbering animals that do not fly very easily and which cannot move very quickly and which are a little bit lazy. Because of these they become fat very easy. Therefore it is very important that you feed your Orpingtons, once mature, with your mind and not too much with your heart.