Verified Reviews for Scots Dumpy
Can anybody here have dumpy eggs available? Please msg me I been looking for dumply chickens for a while . I used to have them long ago and I'm ready to raise them again. Thanks in advance.
Wonderful Dumpys! - Dumpy,
I kept and bred Scots Dumpys for years and absolutely adored them. Many of them laid eggs for most of the year and the eggs are second to none, I've never tasted better eggs than Dumpies. Not white but light brown. I had black, cuckoo and white birds, all very short legged except for one nice hen, my pet cock bird Hamish weighed 9lb and lived for 8 yrs, a good age for a male. My last hen lived to be 12yrs and was a wonderful pet, she followed me everywhere and sat on my knee. It pays to handle them as with all hens, to check for health issues and keep them tame. I miss them terribly.
I have 1 scots dumpy rooster and 4 rhode island red hens and i think that scots dumpys are great garden birds.They are friendly but can be a bit shy.They do well in a mixed flock and so are perfectly suited to the family enviroment!
Scots Dumpy's - Dumpy,
The original colours for Scots Dumpy's were black and cuckoo. This article is wrong when it says there is no set colour for Scots Dumpy's. When the breed almost died out, some breeders introduced Dorking which is where the other colours come from, so any Scots Dumpy's in any other colours than black or cuckoo are not pure bred and should not be used in breeding. Scots Dumpy's are one of the rarest Rare Breed fowl and carry the lethal gene which in most cases causes 25% dead in shell when incubating. Scots Dumpy's legs should not be longer than one and a half inches, although some will hatch with longer legs, the longer legged birds should have legs no longer than 2 and a half inches long maximum. They rarely go broody (article is incorrect again). But if they do then make good mothers. They lay very large long eggs, some lay cream shelled some beige/brown. They are good layers and make good pets. There are a few bantam Scots Dumpy's around, again this began when breeders introduced other breeds to bring numbers up, using Pekins, Dorkings etc. Originally there were no bantam Scots Dumpy's and should not be a bantam version.
Fantastic Chicken - Mark,
These little hens produce an egg a day. While they look small the eggs are fulll sized. Great little characters to work with as well which makes them a joy to have.