Are Dorkings slow to grow?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickhick, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2010
    North Alabama
    I have read somewhere that Dorkings are slow growing, but I don't know if that is in comparison to the Cornish X chicks (Well duh... of course they would grow slower than those!) or if they are slow growing compared to other dual purpose chickens like Marans or Delaware or Plymouth Rocks. I am getting some, might settle on them as "my breed" but am curious how soon the culls will be on my table, and how meaty they in fact will be. Anyone with experience who can enlighten me?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not have dorkings (the name makes me giggle, silly I know) - but do have dp birds.

    I like to let my dp birds get to 5 months before processing, longer sometimes - up to 7 months. I can still roast in the oven at 7 months without drying the meat out.

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