About Scots Dumpy Chickens
Scots Dumpy chickens
are from Scotland. The expression “dumpy” means short and stout which described
these chickens because they are have a thick-set appearance and extremely short
legs. Throughout history they have been known under many names such as: Bakies,
Stumpies, Dadlies, Hoodies, or Creepies. They are classed as an endangered
breed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
legs are their most defining characteristic, and it gives them a waddling gait.
Adult Scots Dumpys are less than 5 centimetres (2 inches) off the ground and
they long in the back and have a lower set tail than most breeds.
There are no
set colors for the Scots Dumpys, but Cuckoo, Black, and White are the most
common. Other patterns/colors occur as sports, or are bred into the phenotype
They are a
docile breed on the whole, but with any chicken males can be aggressive. Hens
are good layers of light off-white to tinted-colored eggs, and are said to make
a good meat bird.