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AnnaB

  • Joined Aug 2012
2 Dorking cockerels in need of their own girls
« on: March 01, 2015, 06:17:20 pm »
Hi  I offered these in the autumn ...to stunning silence.  But here's hoping now spring is in the air ... :fc:

They are pure bred Dorkings silver greys and very handsome, no trouble ....but I have 4 hens and 3 boys and soon things will start getting nasty.

I haven't the heart for coq au vin ....feeble I know.

We are in Northumberland not far from Newcastle or Morpeth
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Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: 2 Dorking cockerels in need of their own girls
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 10:24:55 am »
Cockerels are generally difficult to give away, because people only really need one.
I did need a SG Dorking cockerel last year and couldn't get hold of one so I got some hatching eggs instead. We ended up with 5 boys. I also offered them for free as they are a rare breed and usually quite difficult to get hold of, but had no takers. We are now eating our way through them! I can say that they taste absolutely fantastic!
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AnnaB

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: 2 Dorking cockerels in need of their own girls
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 12:08:36 pm »
Unfortunately we are very good at breeding cockerels .... >:(

The advantage of the Dorkings is after several hatchings I now know how to sex the chicks .....and it might be tough to dispose of them at a day old ....but a great deal easier than when they are big.

We have eaten quite a few of them .....and when I say we ...I mean coq au vin has been my husbands star turn for dinner parties....nobody complains ...but I just don't like chicken, smell of it cooking makes me retch.

Will keep my fingers crossed someone would like 1 or 2

Worry about just advertising locally because they are big boys and I don't think cock fighting is dead in darkest Ashington and places.

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: 2 Dorking cockerels in need of their own girls
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 12:10:37 pm »
Are  member of the Dorking Society?

You could contact their members and advertise on their website.



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lord flynn

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: 2 Dorking cockerels in need of their own girls
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 12:12:49 pm »
cock fighting is on the up everywhere :/
I too have taken to dispatching early although this year am set to eat them.
If I were to have another breed it would be the Dorking! unfortunately full up right now. Are there any Dorking specific FB pages?

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: 2 Dorking cockerels in need of their own girls
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 05:10:43 pm »
Not that I know of  :chook:
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