Is this a Birchen Dorking?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlackBrookPoultry, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this chick with my black dorkings from Sandhill. Does anyone know what color this is? Is it birchen? I really want it to be a hen, I hope to keep it.

    It's pretty young yet, It's about 7 wks old.
     
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  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    does it have red on its breast? i would say silver gray if so
     
  3. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it is silver/grey. I don't know birchens but it is certainly different than my silvers.

    Dave
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The color is silver pencilled/partridge, so, does it have 5 toes? I'm thinking it isn't even a Dorking.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I didnt know there were black Dorkings, but maybe it could be a Black X Silver Grey ? I do see that big fifth toe that dorkings have, so its got to have some Dorking in it.
     
  7. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a dorking. On the Sandhill site it says: Black Dorking: A rare color that, in an effort to save it from drastic inbreeding, I crossed with other colors of Dorkings. We are getting both comb types (rose and single) and, while a predominent number are pure black, some off colors (principally dark gray and birchen) are showing up. So maybe it's just a product of crossing black with another color and won't fall into any category at all. Either way, I thinks it's a pretty bird.
     
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  8. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dorkings are so awesome and I don't know what to say about the inbreeding issue. At least dorking to dorking is a better option than dorking to another breed.

    Dave
     

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