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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hennypen, Nov 12, 2010.
I think cockerals but I'd like to make sure before I sell them.
Cockerel, and it's a Silver Laced Wyandotte, not a Dorking.
No, they are dorkings. 5 toes, rose combs with the 'spike' on the back side of the comb. Short squatty birds big breast. Purchased as colored dorkings. Need to sell or eat them.
Those are SLW boys
No. they're dorkings. When I get home Sunday I'll take better pictures. Definitely dorkings. (young dorkings, 3 months?)
Here's a picture taken when they were younger.
What leads me to believe this is not a Dorking is:
-leg color is wrong
-not a recognized color
-Most Dorking varieties have a single comb
Where did you purchase them?
Sorry those are either poor quality Silver Laced Wyandottes or mutts, because:
Dorkings have single combs in the US
Dorkings do not come in that color
Dorkings have pink/slate legs
I'll have to find the link. They breed colored dorkings in the NW. And yes the rose combs are here in the US.
The other leg is the correct color. Notice the other 5 toed leg in the upper right hand side of the pic above. It's the right color. Same batch of eggs. This pen has a mix of various breeds. I'm trying to figure out which breed I like best. Dorkings didn't make the cut.
And don't misunderstand.. I'm not saying they're good, but I am saying they're dorkings. Everything I've read on this breed says you can get a huge variation in color/quality/etc... I only got males in this hatch. I'd like to find the white ones. The breast on these guys is huge and I'm sure they'll be tasty.... quality won't matter then.
Quote:Awh come on......Do Silver Laced Wyandottes have five toes? The body shape looks like a Dorking to me.
i am pretty sure you have dorkings. and yes, they can have both types of combs. if you look at http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html#d and scroll to the Dorkings you will notice both the rose and single mentioned. and one hatchery actually admits that they use both comb types to improve the breed http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/chickens.html