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Silver Grey Dorkings, why must they be so hard to find?

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All the hatcheries sell out and I cannot seem to find a breeder anywhere. Why are these gorgeous birds so hard to find?

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All the hatcheries sell out and I cannot seem to find a breeder anywhere. Why are these gorgeous birds so hard to find?


I am in the same boat..I've made a zillion phone calls.

 

http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/chickens.html#dorkings

 

This sorta of says it all.

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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Wow, I'm so glad that I got mine early in the season from the local feed store! 

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Wow, I'm so glad that I got mine early in the season from the local feed store! 


Now that I know you have some...you probably shouldn't tell me where you live..I'd be so ashamed to become a chicken knapper. roll.png

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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I'm not sure...but who knows, the feed store might still have some.  I have forbidden myself to go back :)  It would be a very long trip for you to say chicken nap my dorking...but she is awfully cute :) 

 

I was supposed to get 2 Russian Orloffs, 1 silver grey dorking and 1 salmon faverolles.

 

I ended up with 1 salmon faverolles..1 barnevelder, 1 EE, 1 black australorp, 1 speckled sussex, 1 silver grey dorking, 1 partridge rock, 1 blue andalusian and 1 silver laced polish...all but the polish are sexed pullets. 

 

Then, I went back...my orloff's I ordered were DOA...so I just had to see what else they had....and I got...1 mottled java, 1 mottled japanese, 1 hamburg, 1 light brahma 1 black langshan...

 

They got in 25 silver grey dorkings on April 23rd...want me to call and see if they still have any available?

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I'm not sure...but who knows, the feed store might still have some.  I have forbidden myself to go back :)  It would be a very long trip for you to say chicken nap my dorking...but she is awfully cute :) 

 

I was supposed to get 2 Russian Orloffs, 1 silver grey dorking and 1 salmon faverolles.

 

I ended up with 1 salmon faverolles..1 barnevelder, 1 EE, 1 black australorp, 1 speckled sussex, 1 silver grey dorking, 1 partridge rock, 1 blue andalusian and 1 silver laced polish...all but the polish are sexed pullets. 

 

Then, I went back...my orloff's I ordered were DOA...so I just had to see what else they had....and I got...1 mottled java, 1 mottled japanese, 1 hamburg, 1 light brahma 1 black langshan...

 

They got in 25 silver grey dorkings on April 23rd...want me to call and see if they still have any available?


Sure! I don't know where you are though...would they ship?

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
---John Wooden

 

Royal Palm Turkeys * Appenzeller Spitzhauben * Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks* Dark Cornish

 

Founding Member of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Club of America

 

Smile Mile Acres

 

 

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I guess I would have to purchase it and ship.  I've never done that before and I wouldn't think that would be good for a 2 week old chick to be shipped alone....

 

I did email Randy the Chicken Man and asked if they had any left....

 

I live in SE PA...so it would be quite a trip!

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post #8 of 9

You might want to check out this thread:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/118388/b-y-c-dorking-club

 

Dorkings are hard to find, but if you can find a breeder, that is the way to go.

Dave V.
www.vnsseed.com
Breeding American Dominiques, Red Dorkings, & Nankins
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Dave V.
www.vnsseed.com
Breeding American Dominiques, Red Dorkings, & Nankins
NPIP #12-215....Follow my breeding project @ http://www.facebook.com/VNSSEED

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I currently have Silver Grey Dorking eggs available. Our pair is young and very healthy. They are on 18% NatureWise All Flock, and their water is supplemented with Red Cell, daily.  I am setting their eggs myself, but only have a single small incubator going at any given time, so I have a couple weeks out of each month during which I can collect eggs for others. Since I only have the pair, I am currently selling eggs by the "each." Each egg is $3, or I can send you 6 for $15. Shipping is $15 to just about anywhere. No shipping to Alaska or Hawaii...that just doesn't work out well for anyone. Here are my Silver Grey Dorking parent stock: 

 

 

 

 

 

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