Broody Dorkings.

Lovethesebirds

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I have a rooster and 2 Hens. They are all just over one year old. They are all Dorkings. One silver grey rooster and one sg hen and one red hen. I read that Dorkings mature later than other breeds. Does anyone know in what way? They are terrific layers but I wonder if they will go broody later also?
 

capayvalleychick

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I have a rooster and 2 Hens. They are all just over one year old. They are all Dorkings. One silver grey rooster and one sg hen and one red hen. I read that Dorkings mature later than other breeds. Does anyone know in what way? They are terrific layers but I wonder if they will go broody later also?

"Mature later" means slower growing. They can take a year or more to reach their final adult size.

Many of the general breed descriptions for Dorkings may say that the breed goes broody, but much of that depends on the individual strain or birds. Not all Dorkings go broody. Some may go broody in their first year, some may not until later. Some never.

I'm glad that they are laying well for you. Welcome to BYC!
 

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