Dark Dorkings- Large Fowl and Bantam
Information about Dorkings
The Dorking is one of the oldest British poultry breeds and now quite rare. They are a large, heavy, soft feather bird which has a large square body, they gained popularity in the 19th Century as a premium table bird. Dorkings are a good dual purpose bird both in providing good egg-laying and meat-producing qualities.
There are five recognised colours: silver-grey, dark, red, white and cuckoo.
We keep and breed the Dark Dorking. The name does not do justice to the richness of the colouring as both sexes are most attractive, mixing jet black with white, grey and red. Dorkings are characterised by their white legs and are distinguished by carrying a fifth toe.
Dark Dorkings are very docile, dependable, robust and ideal for the family environment.
Pure bred Dorkings lay a good sized white egg, they lay majority of their eggs during the Spring.
Ideal for the backyard chicken keeper and for those with families with their calm and docile personality, a real pleasure to own.
150-190 good sized white or tinted eggs.
Day to Day
Docile by nature making them easy to handle and catch, happy free ranging, very hardy and will thrive anywhere if they have access to a dry run,robust breed,