The Chocolate Cuckoo is a very large, docile bird. The roosters weigh 9lbs and the hens weigh 7lbs. Their Cuckoo stripes lying against their creamy chocolate bodies create an extraordinary color variation. The chocolate cuckoo color is a very rare color in the United States and still proves to be difficult to acquire. A unique characteristic of this bird is that their feathers drape down around their feet creating an allusion of floating across the ground. This Chocolate Cuckoo color breeds true. For those of you that would like to breed more colors of Orpington, but have limited space, the Chocolate Cuckoos can be bred to pure Chocolates and still produce pure bred Chocolates and Chocolate Cuckoos. This helps to bring new bloodlines into your flock and new color variation.