Scot's Dumpy Scots Grey??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Catalina, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Does anybody raise Scot's Dumpys or Scots Greys in the US?

    this is from feather site
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    Aren't they cute with their little short legs? [​IMG]
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] those are cute...kinda remind me of my grandmother rest her soul....
     
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are the CUTEST things I've ever seen! Never seen one before.
     
  4. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're primarily raised in Britain, but they're thought to be related to Dorkings, which are raised here in the US. There actually used to be Cuckoo Dorkings (with coloring similar to the Dumpies), but they're very rare if not almost impossible to find.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Doesnt Sandhill Preservation have them? They got a very long waiting list for them....
     
  6. Yardegg

    Yardegg Out Of The Brooder

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    I've wondered the same thing myself. Being of Scottish heritage, I'd be very interested in raising Greys or Dumpies. If anyone can steer me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.

    Yardegg
     
  7. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I would love to find someone who has Dumpies in America. We heard that chickens with short legs are less likely to scratch up a garden, plus the short legs are fun looking [​IMG]

    I checked Sandhill Preservation without any luck. So far no one on this side of the pond raises Dumpies.

    I did find out that Dumpies have the same lethal gene found in Japanese bantams. The article discussing this can be found here: http://www.featherside.com/Poultry/CGP/Dumpy/DumpyRussellJune03.html

    Even with the bad news I'd like to try them out.
     
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    Those are real cutie pies
     
  9. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    So with the lethal gene, that means that they can produce long legged chicks just like the japs, a long legged dumpy would look almost like a bad maran. If you some how bred japanese bantams up in size, they would be a short legged chicken, just a thoght.
     
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I know that the Scot's greys were featured in Practical Poultry sometime in the last year. I've never met a breeder, though.
     

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