RareBreedAuctions.com is dedicated to preserving America’s rare and heritage breeds of poultry and livestock. We believe that the best way to save these breeds is to create a market for these animals where buyers and sellers can meet and bargain in a fair and professional environment facilitated by state-of-the-art technology. RareBreedAuctions.com is committed to providing that opportunity to you, the buyer or seller of rare breeds.

Other auction sites created by livestock experts have failed the test of time due to a lack of technical proficiency and poor customer service. At RareBreedAuctions.com, we specialize in raising livestock, but we also make our living in developing and maintaining customer relationships through online communication.

We are committed to building a strong and ethical community that allows members to sell and bid with confidence. We pledge to be responsive, helpful and friendly to our members and guests, and we encourage you to tell us about your experiences so that we can continuously improve our service.

We welcome you to our community and look forward to meeting your needs.

Professional Auction Script Software by PHP Pro Bid
[ Advanced Search ]
6+ Greenfire Farms Red Orpington Chicks - FIRST TIME AT AUCTION
Auction ID: 110489   |  Status: Closed   |  Item viewed 2623 times
Back to home page
Main Category : Poultry > Chickens
Bidder or seller of this item? Sign in for your status
Print View Watch this Item

6+ Greenfire Farms Red Orpington Chicks - FIRST TIME AT AUCTION
Current Bid USD 636.32
Start Bid USD 1.00 [ Convert ]
Quantity 1
# Bids 23 [ view history ]

You must be registered in order to be able to bid.

Location : 32333, Florida
Country : United States
Time Left :
Start Time : Jan. 26, 2013 11:42:30
End Time : Feb. 03, 2013 20:00:00
Winner(s) USD 636.32 - light1964 (241) Verified Bidder Verified Seller
The auction is being watched by 10 users
Seller Information
greenfire (926) Verified Bidder Verified Seller
Registered since Jun. 10, 2010
in United States

Reputation Rating 98.23%
View Reputation

*Ultra-Rare Day-Old Red Orpington Chicks*

Greenfire Farms is pleased to offer the winning bidder of this auction the extraordinary, rare opportunity to own and raise six unsexed day-old red Orpington chicks. We will also include three other Orpington chicks to ensure the survivability of this shipment. We will select the three additional Orpington chicks from our incredible jubilee Orpington and gold laced Orpington lines.

In 1880, William Cook began experimenting by combining a number of popular breeds with the aim of producing a breed “of handsome appearance and a good winter layer.” Seven years later he had produced the first Orpington chicken, named after the town of Orpington in his native England. The earliest Orpingtons were intentionally bred to be dark birds so they wouldn’t show the soot that settled on them from the polluted air of a newly industrialized Great Britain. Cook, who rose from humble beginnings as a coachman to become an international poultry entrepreneur, introduced the birds to America in 1890. Cook would later own breeding farms in England, the United States, and South Africa. Orpingtons were adopted by upper-class Britons as a superior breed that reflected their owners’ superior breeding. Today, Orpingtons are the most popular breed in England, the lingering result of Cook’s skills as a breeder and as a tireless salesman of the breed he had created.

Orpingtons are large, flightless chickens, and their most distinctive characteristic is the huge round bodies of the hens that give them the appearance of having been derived from inadvertently crossing a chicken with a basketball. It must be said: The wildly exaggerated butts of a classic Orpington are unlike anything in the poultry kingdom, and they dwarf the other features of the bird. Orpingtons are easy to raise, and a mere 18” fence is generally sufficient to frustrate the wanderlust of a full-grown Orpington.

Greenfire Farm's introduced the red Orpington to the United States. Red was added to the Orpington palette by British breeders in 1910, but despite the beauty of this color red Orpingtons have remained rare. Great strides have been made in improving the body type, and some of the best representatives of this variety can be found outside Britain in the Netherlands and Germany. In those countries red Orpingtons have a dedicated following that breed birds for the demanding show circuit. Greenfire Farms has sought out the exemplars of this variety to bring you large birds with a deep, pure red color.

Like many large fowl Orpington breeds, our original imported red Orpingtons showed a few feathers on their legs. We have since bred birds to reduce or eliminate this tendency, but please be advised that the chicks you are bidding on may exhibit light leg feathering as adults. The full elimination of this trait will likely require an ongoing effort in American breeding programs.

The birds pictured in this auction represent the quality of the quality of stock that we are raising. The winning bidder of this auction will be receiving six day old unsexed red Orpington chicks with at least 3 other randomly selected Orpington chicks - either Jubilee or Gold Laced. We cannot take requests for particular Orpington additions and selection will be determined by hatch availability. The chicks will be vaccinated for Marek's. Greenfire Farms offers a 72-hour live chick guarantee, and a refund is given for any chicks that do not survive at least 72 hours after you receive them. The winning bidder pays shipping costs on this auction of $35, and chicks will be shipped Overnight Express Mail via the US Postal Service within two weeks of the close of this auction. Thanks, and good luck bidding!

Greenfire Farms raises some of the rarest poultry breeds in the world; for more information about our breeding program, please visit:


Shipping Conditions Buyer pays for shipping expenses Shipping & Payment Details

Buyer pays $35 for USPS overnight express to any of the contiguous United States.
Postage USD 35.00
Insurance -
Shipping Method USPS
Shipping Calculator
Postage USD 0.00

Direct Payment
Offline Payment
American Express
American Express
Cashier's or Bank Check
Cashier's or Bank Check

Ask Poster a Question
Please login in order to ask the seller a question.

10+ Greenfire Farms Lavender Wyandotte Day-Old Chicks
10+ Greenfire Farms Lavender Wyandotte Day-Old Chicks
Start Bid : USD 1.00
Current Bid : USD 225.00
Ends : May. 25, 2015 21:00:00
10+ Greenfire Farms White Pavlovskaya Day-Old Chicks
10+ Greenfire Farms White Pavlovskaya Day-Old Chicks
Start Bid : USD 1.00
Current Bid : USD 100.00
Ends : May. 25, 2015 18:00:00
15+ Greenfire Farms Twentse Day-Old Chicks
15+ Greenfire Farms Twentse Day-Old Chicks
Start Bid : USD 1.00
Current Bid : USD 100.00
Ends : May. 25, 2015 19:00:00

The poster , greenfire , assumes all responsibility for the contents of this listing

Copyright ©2009-2012 RareBreedAuctions.com | Site design by Taproot Creative.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Rare Breed Auctions TERMS & CONDITIONS