Pros: Docile, great foragers, tasty
Cons: Haven't found any yet
I received my first flock of Dorking chicks in April and haven't been disappointed. They are docile and sweet, gorgeous, and taste wonderful. The hens lay 4-5 eggs per week and the only time during the winter that laying stopped was when the temps dropped down to -11 at night and 3 during the day for a week. Within 2 weeks, they were all back to laying their medium- large shell-pink eggs. The cockerels have a lovely, throaty, smooth crow which is a pleasure to hear at at the crack of dawn and so far none have been aggressive at all. My flock is allowed to free-range during the green times of year, and they do a great job feeding themselves while not straying too far.