Pros: hardy, gentle, great mothers, broody easily, can forage, lay nice size eggs,
Cons: hard ot find quality breeding stock
I have had dorkings for 11 years and find them to be a great breed. They are wonderful mothers to chicks they are able to hatch, they are able to mate on their own and they are extremely friendly. They lay a beautiful cream colored egg and are supposed to be good meat bird but being a vegetarian I do not kill my birds.They lay eggs into the winter and go broody consistently enabling me to give away my incubator. I have them on my educational farm and am able to bring out any of my birds and let 30 children take turns petting them from waddles to tail with the patience of Job. I love my birds and find their history incredible and I am blessed to be able to continue the quality of the breed for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. I highly recommend this breed to anyone who wants to participate in a breeding program to protect this breed and continue its legacy into the future.