My new White Dorkings!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by NHDoc, May 30, 2009.

  1. NHDoc

    NHDoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Picked up my new White Dorking hatchlings today! Now we just need to finish the coop!

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  2. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute. Where did you get them? I have been searching for options besides hatchery birds.
    Nancy
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so jealous! Dorkings are one of my favs... especially the whites. Please post pics when they're older! [​IMG]
     
  4. ConnorMayasMom

    ConnorMayasMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got 2 silver grey dorkings...their history is cool..dating back to Roman times. They are considered a rare breed. Great picture![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Ginny Chicken

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    They are so pretty.[​IMG]
     
  6. NHDoc

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    I got them at Yellow House Farm in New Hampshire. Their website is www.yellowhousefarmnh.com

    They have a great little farm, specializing in preserving rare breeds. I went to their chicken husbandry class, which was great.
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool hatchery! But unfortunately their Dorkings don't appear to have the awesome trait that makes Dorkings so... awesome. They're supposed to have moderately short legs with a really long back, and when they walk they look like submarines scooting across the ground. [​IMG]
     
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could be because they have this statement on their site:

    We specialize in rare heritage breeds that are excellent for homesteading. In our breeding programs, we breed to the Standard, emphasizing production qualities first and more superficial show qualities second.
     

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