Scots Dumpy Chicken

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Other common names: Crawlers, Creepers, Corlaighs, and Bakies

The basics:
The Scots Dumpy is an ancient breed of poultry, with records dating back to 900AD. It has been exhibited since 1852, and is thought to have existed for several hundred years prior. During, the 20th century, the breed became almost extinct. Thankfully, there were several insulated and inbred flocks that remained.

Recovery of the breed started in 1973, when the breed was imported to Kenya. Today, the breed is very rare, but has its followers.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Splash, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Pets, Preservation
Bantam: 1.5 - 1.75 lbs
Largefowl: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Calm and gentle, hens make great pets
Broody: Yes, excellent mother
Preferred climate: Dry
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Tinted
Egg size: Medium - Large

What else you should know:
Due, to their small size and short legs, the Scots Dumpy should not be expect to walk through wet grass, or on snow accumulation.

Scots Dumpys can prove challenging to breed, because of the lethal 'creeper gene' that gives them their short legs. When breeding Scots Dumpys keep in mind the following ratios.

Short leg X short leg
50% short legged offspring
25% long legged offspring
25% dead in the shell

Long leg X Short leg
50% Short legged offspring
50% Long legged offspring

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