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Help! Lost my last Silver Grey Dorking rooster ;(

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Slaughtered all the smaller/less perfect cockerels, kept best 2 Dorking roosters... Then when my sister had to turn her mean roosters into soup, I gave her one of the Dorkings (Lucky Ned Pepper). He's doing OK, but 350 miles away now.

"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)
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(And this is. Lucky Ned @14 months, in my sister's run)
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Edited by Bert2368 - 1/15/15 at 10:33am
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:hugs  I just wanted to tell you I am sorry about your dorking.  Hope you find one. 

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I know this is a year later, did you ever find a Roo for your girls?  We had a tragedy this fall and lost 6 of our 9 hens to a dog (3 remain) and 2 of our 4 Roos evaded tragedy.  I have a spare Roo but would really like to find a couple mature hens.

 

Lisa

Western Wi

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I know this is a year later, did you ever find a Roo for your girls?  We had a tragedy this fall and lost 6 of our 9 hens to a dog (3 remain) and 2 of our 4 Roos evaded tragedy.  I have a spare Roo but would really like to find a couple mature hens.

Lisa
Western Wi

We got a couple of Dorking roos from Murray McMurray in Spring of 2015. They are doing OK, although a bit smaller than the 2 we had kept from 2013- Still planning on trying to brood some more Dorkings this Spring. Have 8 hens left from 2013 and 1 mis sexed pullet delivered as a cockeral from 2015...
Edited by Bert2368 - 2/26/16 at 1:38pm
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Would you be interested in selling some fertile eggs?  Where are you located, I am in WI but not far from Pine City, MN just to give you a geographical idea.

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