Penstruthal Redruth just off Buller hill TR16 6TE​

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​The Gold lace Dory  are very attractive hens with quite an unusual look. Once mature they will have a large red comb which will lay over to one side. They often have a “bouffant” of feathers behind their comb, giving them a very noticeable and slightly comical appearance. These girls can be found in a range of colours, from lavender grey to hazel brown to chestnut to champagne.  dory have an 80% chance of laying a blue/green egg. If the hen does lay a blue/green egg then she always will, with the other hens of this breed laying an egg with a pretty pastel coloured shell. Dory's have a slight frame when and are a little nervous and flighty when they are young, but as they mature they will gain a fuller figure and gentle temperament with an inquisitive nature

Gold lace Dory P O L £18 each are our popular coloured egg layer hens here at RedruthPoultry.

Dory's  are a Legbar hybrid which the majority lay a blue / green egg with the remaining producing a pastel coloured egg. We call our Dory 'pot luck' egg layers, it's exciting waiting for your hen to lay her first egg to see what colour it will be.. It could be any of the colours in the picture above, so blue, green, olive, peach, cream..
It's not just the novelty of having a coloured egg layer with the Dory it's her appearance that is most eye catching. These quirky hen's have a elegant upright fan tail and tufty hairdo that make them stand out in the flock. Each hen varies slightly, but most are similar to the Legbar with mottled gold greys and browns.
They adapt well to most set ups and are ideal as backgarden hens, free-ranging and smallholding hens. They are a great hen to keep, they have a quirky and funny character and entertain their keepers with their pottering around. They are hardy and with regular attention and hand - taming (treats), can be tamed.
Dory 's reward their keepers with up to 250 POT LUCK (blue/green/pastel)eggs in their first year of lay.