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My new White Dorkings!

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Picked up my new White Dorking hatchlings today!  Now we just need to finish the coop!

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They are so cute. Where did you get them? I have been searching for options besides hatchery birds.
Nancy

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I'm so jealous!  Dorkings are one of my favs... especially the whites.  Please post pics when they're older!  big_smile

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We just got 2 silver grey dorkings...their history is cool..dating back to Roman times. They are considered a rare breed. Great picture!winkjumpy

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They are so pretty.jumpy

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I got them at Yellow House Farm in New Hampshire.  Their website is www.yellowhousefarmnh.com

They have a great little farm, specializing in preserving rare breeds.  I went to their chicken husbandry class, which was great.

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Cool hatchery!  But unfortunately their Dorkings don't appear to have the awesome trait that makes Dorkings so... awesome.  They're supposed to have moderately short legs with a really long back, and when they walk they look like submarines scooting across the ground. lol

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Originally Posted by MoodyChicken 

Cool hatchery!  But unfortunately their Dorkings don't appear to have the awesome trait that makes Dorkings so... awesome.  They're supposed to have moderately short legs with a really long back, and when they walk they look like submarines scooting across the ground. lol


Could be because they have this statement on their site:

We specialize in rare heritage breeds that are excellent for homesteading.  In our breeding programs, we breed to the Standard, emphasizing production qualities first and more superficial show qualities second.

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