On the ‘at risk’ list, the Buff is a lovely friendly bird believed to have been bred in 1894. The name relates to the colour of its feathers. The Orpington is a broody bird and they make great mothers while its fluffy feathers make it look like a large bird. Calm and friendly, they can be ‘picked on’ by other breeds. It originated as the name suggests in Orpington, Kent in the late 1800s. There are other colours of Orpington – the Black, White and Blue (or Lavender) breeds.