Russian Orloff
Although they're called "Russian" Orloffs (or sometimes just Russians), this beautiful breed actually originally comes from Persia. The Russian Orloff name comes from a famous Russian breeder of these birds, named Count Orloff-Techesmensky. They are very cold hardy birds with their small combs and fat bodies; the hens lay a fair number of light brown eggs, too. They are calm and seldom go broody. This is such a nice breed we wonder why it is so rare here in the US!

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Class: Not recognized
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: Black, white, spangled

Egg Laying: Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color: Light Brown
Egg Size: Medium

Comb Type: Walnut Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Calm, quiet, but not especially friendly