Dorkings people! Advise on these birds please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BayouPoules, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    They were reported on by the Romans when they occupied Britain, if that matters. Interestingly, it is believed that Europeans - and more importantly the early Romans themselves - brought the five toed parent stock to Britain in the first place. Lets just say they've been around a long time.
    It also happens that they have five toes, unusual for birds of any kind. I imagine that is what the Romans found so noteworthy.

    I wouldn't hesitate to have them, especially if I live anywhere near a cool climate. They are not renowned as egg layers, rather being more utilitarian.... what we might call "dual purpose."

    But I wouldn't bid on anything unless I was assured of the extra toe. If you wanna save the breed, make sure you are getting them in the first place.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  3. birdsNbeesNseeds

    birdsNbeesNseeds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
  4. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks much for the input! It helped.[​IMG]

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