Scots Dumpy Chickens

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History

Scots Dumpy, also known as Bakies, Crawlers and Creepies have been bred in Scotland for over a century. Similar breeds can be traced back to AD900 and it is said that the Picts used to carry them into their battle camps where they used to warn of approaching strangers. They have a very heavy body and waddle as they walk due to their very short legs. They are large, low birds with long broad bodies, a deep breast and medium sized, neatly tucked wings. The tail is long and flowing and they have a fine head. The beak is curved, the eyes are large and bright and they have a medium single comb which is upright and serrated. The face is smooth and the earlobes are small while the wattles are medium sized. They have four toes and very short legs.

Behaviour

The Scots Dumpy is a wonderful sitter and is an ideal mother. They are quiet, placid birds and are well suited to cold climates. They need nice easy ground to live on as their legs are so short. They like to be able to free range but care with diet needs to be taken as they do get fat easily. Chicks need special drinking and feeding care as they are not able to cope with high feeders and drinkers. They should also be kept off wet grass as they chill easily. The adults can reach 7lb and are good meaty birds.

Varieties

There is no definitive colouring for the Scots Dumpy. It can be seen in black, cuckoo, white, brown, silver and gold. The cuckoo colouration is light grey with dark grey bands. In all varieties, the eyes are red and the comb, face, wattles and earlobes are all bright red. The beak, legs and feet are white except for the black variety which have slate grey or black legs. The cuckoo has mottled legs and feet.

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Breed: Scots Dumpy - Mixed Group
Descriptions: Scots Dumpy - Mixed Group
Variety: Black Scots Dumpy Bantams Long Legged
Age: 32 weeks
Seller: Wendolene
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Description: 2 ladies and 1 feisty male. Ladies are laying. I just wanted a cockerel for my large girls but these hatched out. They may be too closely related to mate with each other but will be great to cross with short legged bantams to increase hatch rate. Price for all 3 as I am running short of separate accommodation.
Location: Cleveland Show Map
Delivery: Collection
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Latest Reviews For Scots Dumpys (5 of 6)

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           Wonderful Dumpys!

- Dumpy, 17 August 2013

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.


          

- Shauna, 16 May 2011

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, 16 April 2011

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, 09 May 2010

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.


           Perfect garden chickens

- Christine, 12 June 2009

We have 5 black dumpies, 3 hens and two cockrels, one cockrel (PC Plum) runs with are laying hens together with his mate (Josie Jump) and the other three are in a coop and run of their own to keep the breeding stock pure. The hens all lay really well and rarely miss a day, Josie lays beautiful pale green eggs which our Granddaughter loves. They are extremely friendly. We are having difficulty getting more unrelated stock for this lovely rare breed. I would love to get hold of some cockoo hens.

 

Breeders Clubs for Scots dumpys

Scotts Dumpy Club

E-mail: toddyclive@towerfields.com

Website: www.scotsdumpyclub.org.uk

Tel: 07748 088335

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