Dorking

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sillystunt, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    So i did the "what kind of chiken breed" on my pet chicken. They said, dorking, americanaus, ee's and silkies.

    So i looked them up and like the dorking. i was wondering if anyone had them, if they like, and so on..Pic's as well

    Do they show well?
     
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    I used to breed Dorkings back in UK. Have you got pics?
    They are, or ought to be, large, slow maturing & calm. As chicks often they do not do particularly well in a mixed bunch; many breeds of chicks are far more vigorous & competitive.
     
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  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    no i saw them on a hatchery site for 6 bucks a chick. I have other chickens and was wondering if they would do well. i think if i get them i will make a seperate breeding pen for them. I see they are docile and have some RIR who are bullies. Thanks~
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I just did the breed selector thing too....it's a little lacking in my opinion and not very reliable.

    What breeds do YOU want? What breeds interest YOU? If you could have any bird in the world...what would you want and why?
     
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Quote:i want a rare breed, i love delawares and the dorkings seemed cool. I have 2 mutts, 1 RIR and a barred rock . I am hearing they might be to aggressive for dorkings. I wanted something not alot of people had a 4H.
    Steering away from the reds....
     
  6. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
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    We have both dorks and delaweres, both are great breeds.
    Sure you might get a mean one every once in a while, those go in the stew pot.
    Our red dork roo Lucas is in our layer flock he maintains order and keeps all the other roos in their place.
    We haven't seen any delewars or dorks at the fairs up here yet, so were going to start showing ours this year.
    One more thing to consider if you have rir and delewares you can make your own sex links.
     

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