Dorkings!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Omniskies, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this is the right folder or not but...

    I finally got my Dorkings! Hurrah!

    They are about a year old and all of them are hens (ok, so I still need a rooster, but I have Dorkings!). I've been trying to get Dorkings for a long, long time and disaster has struck each and every time in some form (wrong eggs shipped, box crushed, hens stopped laying...I couldn't even get hatchery stock after being on waiting lists).

    So now I have four lovely ladies who not only lived up to our expectations, but exceeded them. They're absolutely georgous and have the sweetest dispositions. They had been free ranging for the past year and weren't handled at all from what we know. We plunked the hens down on a towel on our lap and sat with them. They didn't struggle to get away, could be held in place with a single light hand on the back or breast, and contentedly checked everything out.

    Two of the hens have combs that flop over and all four hens are the same age. Are the combs supposed to flop like that or be smaller? We prefer the smaller combs and planned on selling those two hens in the fall if we were able to get a rooster and hatch eggs out of everyone. But we don't want to sell hens that meet breed standards if that's how it's supposed to be.

    Also:

    Hurrah, we have Dorkings!

    Ok, so I'm still excited [​IMG]
     
  2. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pictures, please?[​IMG]
     
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soon. I'm letting them out tomorrow to groove in the yard and need a day when I'm not running around town during the sparse daylight hours.

    Or I may try to take pictures of them in the house [​IMG]
     

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