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  • If middle-classness could be crushed up and mainlined intravenously, these might well be the ingredients that would go into the mix: country pubs, writers 'retreats, Buff Orpington hens, literary festivals, and a cameo from Radio 4's James Naughtie.

    Tamara Drewe 2010

  • Enormous apples raised by irrigation in the Pecos Valley attracted much attention, and a hungry Mexican absconded with a prize Buff Orpington rooster.

    The Blood of the Conquerors Harvey Fergusson

  • Then throw away the bees and lay the stings gently but firmly on a mash composed of the breasts of five Buff Orpington cockerels.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 16, 1917 Various

  • Buff Orpington hen, when Alex, with an apology, abruptly broke in.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity Francis Lovell Coombs

  • And then one morning I happened to see in the personal column of one of the newspapers that a woman named Eliza Shaeffer, of Horner, had day-old Buff Orpington and Plymouth Rock chicks for sale, and it started me to puzzling again.

    The Case of Jennie Brice Mary Roberts Rinehart 1917

  • I got an incubator, filled it with Buff Orpington eggs and kept the thermometer at 103 deg.

    From the Bottom Up Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941 1910

  • The last time I took Stumps the Buff Orpington with the black feather in its tail flew over the hedge into the turnip field.

    The Youngest Girl in the Fifth A School Story Angela Brazil 1907

  • I introduced Phoebe as the senior partner, and she concealed the fact that we possessed but one Buff Orpington, and he was a sad "invaleed" not suitable for exhibition.

    The Diary of a Goose Girl Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin 1889

  • It closed with an appeal to Buff Orpington breeders to raise and ever raise the standard, bidding them remember, in the midst of a low-minded and sordid civilisation, that the rose comb should be small and neat, firmly set on, with good working, a nice spike at the back lying well down to head, and never, under any circumstances, never sticking up.

    The Diary of a Goose Girl Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin 1889

  • I tried this with my Buff Orpington - I got as far as tucking her head under her wing and she went to sleep.

    The Kitchn Faith Durand 2010


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