The Lincolnshire Buff was developed in Lincolnshire, England. It was thought to have first appeared in the 1850’s, when Asiatic breeds were introduced to England. The breed was used as a utility breed throughout the 19th, and early 20th Century.
In 1894, William Cook introduced his Buff Orpington, which is thought to have been a selected version of the Linconshire Buff. Mr. Cook’s Buff Orpington became very popular, and the Linconshire Buff became extinct by the 1920’s.
The Lincolnshire was recreated in the 1980’s, by adding Cochin and Dorking blood to the Buff Orpington. Today, the breed is extremely rare. Take caution when buying Lincolnshire Buffs, many inferior and cross-bred birds are sold as Lincolnshire Buffs.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Buff
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Brooding, Preservation
Bantam: 900 - 1,300 grams
Largefowl: 6.75 - 11 lbs
Personality: Hens are calm and sweet, and roosters should be mild mannered.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large
What else you should know:
The Old (Extinct) Lincolnshire Buff was a large white fleshed bird. It’s plumage was a yellow buff, and it was found to have clean and feathered legs. Today's Lincolnshire Buff has clean legs.
My experience with chickens
Back at my family home we have 6 lincolnshire chickens.
We usually get 4 - 6 eggs off of them per day, they often hide their eggs in the surrounding bushes..
The are very flighty, a pain if they escape. When they think nobody's looking they are very nice to watch, and if they get out and they think your not looking, they get very curious and do things like walk into the house and eat from the dogs bowl as can be seen in my photo :)
Never spent much time with them but they are nice to have around and produce delicious healthy eggs..
From LilyJane Nov 4 2014 6:29PM