B.Y.C. Dorking Club!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenmum, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
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    Quote:Absolutely adorable!!!! [​IMG]

    I don't have a clue how to sex them!
    There's a person in the Official DBC & the yahoo goup who has a few. Maybe she knows how to sex them?
     
  2. TOL Chick

    TOL Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:SOOO? How did they do? Does she like them? [​IMG]
     
  3. TOL Chick

    TOL Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Absolutely adorable!!!! [​IMG]

    I don't have a clue how to sex them!
    There's a person in the Official DBC & the yahoo goup who has a few. Maybe she knows how to sex them?

    How can you not WANT ALL OF THEM? [​IMG] I can't wait for my own to get here!!! Next Friday the hatch starts [​IMG]
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Ok, I want to be put on that list now.... I LOVE Crele! [​IMG]
     
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Since barring is sex linked, I would say the most with white are the boys. How long were you on Sandhills list for them?
     
  6. floridamama

    floridamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope these pictures pull up sorry for the crappy shots

    this is side view of the long weird toe with "ant bite" look
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    bottom view of the "weird"toe
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    this is yet another chick with "5" and "4" toes at the same time
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    here is a final shot of toes [​IMG] this is the average spacing on the birds with the "normal" 5 toes.
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    I have seen pictures of others dorkings and the ones I have hatched out do not look the same on toes... Most look like "silkie feet" while the ones that are here look like a long talon with a callus or ant bite on them were the 5 toe is suppose to of been. My hubby is starting to think I got took on these eggs, I don't want to think that....all I know is I was told they were dorkings saw pictures of the parents and got the eggs and had some healthy chicks but they have "weird" toes (not the right amount/spacing)
     
  7. rtroxel

    rtroxel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen pictures of others dorkings and the ones I have hatched out do not look the same on toes... Most look like "silkie feet" while the ones that are here look like a long talon with a callus or ant bite on them were the 5 toe is suppose to of been. My hubby is starting to think I got took on these eggs, I don't want to think that....all I know is I was told they were dorkings saw pictures of the parents and got the eggs and had some healthy chicks but they have "weird" toes (not the right amount/spacing)

    I'm not an expert, but sometimes a bird is genetically 5 toed and only has 4 toes. The fourth usually looks like a fifth toe. I've seen it on an adult and it looked just like that. I would say that that bird is likely genetically 5 toed and would breed offspring with 5 toes but for some reason phenotypically only expressed the 4 toes. Interesting pics.

    Any other thoughts?​
     
  8. Yellow House Farm

    Yellow House Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Absolutely adorable!!!! [​IMG]

    I don't have a clue how to sex them!
    There's a person in the Official DBC & the yahoo goup who has a few. Maybe she knows how to sex them?

    The whites are whites. All black should be females. Black with white dot should be males. Sounds like a cool adventure!
     
  9. Yellow House Farm

    Yellow House Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I hope all is well. I do this often, always at night. With Dorking broodies, I've never had a problem. With Cubalaya females, I have had some fiercely defensive (good) mammas refuse chicks they did not hatch themselves.
     
  10. Yellow House Farm

    Yellow House Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Nice! You should be able to sex them by their coloring. The males should have a thin stripe in the crown of their head while the females will have a wide stripe.
     

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