Walburga exhibits the blue phase of the blue-black-splash Orphingon breed. Even though she is blue, her chicks can be any combination of the color phases. The cover photo was taken at the Alaska Hamptons by Dorene M. Lorenz when Walburga was just a pullet, around five months old.
Two additional photos of Walburga were featured in the companion article, "Cook"ing up the Orphintons, a history of this rare breed written by Alaska Hamptons owner Dorene M. Lorenz.
Walburga was bred by Tori Yancy at the Sterling Meadows Hatchery in Sterling Alaska. Tori's breeding program features rare heritage breed poultry, Walburga's sire is a beautiful blue rooster named Bob who took honors twice at the Alaska State Fair in Ninilchik.