Dorkings... hen or cockeral?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hennypen, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think cockerals but I'd like to make sure before I sell them.
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  2. Year of the Rooster

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    Cockerel, and it's a Silver Laced Wyandotte, not a Dorking.
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. punky rooster

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    Those are SLW boys
     
  5. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. [​IMG] 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.

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  6. Year of the Rooster

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    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?
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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
     
  8. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to find the link. They breed colored dorkings in the NW. And yes the rose combs are here in the US.
    http://www.blackdiamondguestranch.com/index-3chicken.html


    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Dorks/BRKDorks.html

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    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. [​IMG]
     
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  9. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awh come on......Do Silver Laced Wyandottes have five toes? The body shape looks like a Dorking to me.
     
  10. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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