The ENDANGERED friend
What was noticed about this breed right FROM HATCH as chicks, was the friendly DEMEANOUR. EACH BIRD HAS THEIR OWN PERSONALITY AND SOME WANT TO BE CLOSE TO YOU. SEE YOU AND BE CURIOUS OF YOU. THEY STAND THEIR GROUND FIRMLY AND NON AGGRESSIVELY TO CHECK YOU OUT. Calm, easy going right from the start. A very pleasant bird to add to the farm.
First appearing in Persia around the 17th century, the Russian Orloff was distributed all throughout Asia and Europe throughout the century. Interestingly enough, the bird did not gain widespread popularity until about 200 years later. After being introduced to the West by the Russian Count Orlov, the breed would become synonymous with both Russian and the count, earning the chicken the name by which it is known today. Because of this, the chicken is commonly thought to be of Russian origin. This was thought to be the case up until fairly modern times, during which the Orloff’s Persian history was discovered.
Origin: Persia, 17th Century
Egg Colour: Light Brown
Eggs/Year: 100 Egg Size: M
The Russian Orloff is tall and well-feathered, with a game-like appearance. While these birds are tall, their thickly feathered neck and head can at times give it a well-rounded appearance. Russian Orloffs have walnut combs, very small wattles, and small earlobes. Because of their small extremities and their well-feathered appearance, Russian Orloffs are extremely cold-
MALE RUSSIAN ORLOFFS TYPICALLY WEIGH AROUND 8 POUNDS, WHILE FEMALES WEIGH ABOUT 6.6 POUNDS. BEING LARGER BIRDS, THE RUSSIAN ORLOFF HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN RAISED FOR MEAT PRODUCTION AS WELL AS EGG PRODUCTION.
Extremely docile, the Russian Orloff handles confinement particularly well, although theY do well outside in winter. Their overall friendly personalities and cold-hardiness make them a FAVOURITE.
THIS MAHOGONAY ORLOFF IS A MUST BIRD TO HAVE ON OUR ACREAGE