This is the bird you want in your flock if you’re a beginner. Orpingtons are known for their sweet-tempered, docile nature. They’re a sizable and curvy bird with loose, fluffy feathering which makes them seem even larger. Red Orpingtons are a solid rust color. Orpingtons tend to be very friendly and have a pet-like demeanor. They are a productive layer of medium-large brown eggs.