"Rooster Cogburn" was the cock I kept, I was planning on sequestering him with the 9 remaining Dorking hens and letting them to broody this Spring, to see if they could brood their own replacements.
Yesterday at sun down, I found him sitting in the duck's heated water pail with his head and neck frozen solidly to the upper part of the bucket. Looks like he jumped up on the rim for a drink and fell in, couldn't get out.
If anyone has a silver grey cockerel to spare in the MN-WI area? I hate to ask for Lucky Ned back, but REALLY wanted to try naturally hatching some Dorkings this Spring!
Mine are from Murray McMurray, Spring of 2013.
(This is Lucky Ned at 1 year old, in my coop)
(And this is. Lucky Ned @14 months, in my sister's run)
Edited by Bert2368 - 1/15/15 at 10:33am