Dorking Breeders and Experience with breed

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SisterFlash, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok in my quest to find a friendly white egg layer I was reading on the dorking. They also have a look I like plus appear to be really a docile bird.

    So what are your experiences?

    Are they productive layers similar to susex or other large breeds?

    Anyone on the group breed Dorkings?

    If so what colors?

    I like the colored and red but the other colors are beautiful too.

    Thanks again for all the helpful advice.

    Barb [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2007
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not a breeder, but have had Dorkings. They actually lay a tinted egg, which is like a very pale version of a brown egg. They are lovely birds and mine were very sweet. They are one of my favorite breeds and I would love to have some again. We had rose comb silver greys. I think the single comb silver grey might be the only recognized variety for showing, but I know there are show breeders working on the red variety. Gee, those roosters are handsome! I'm not sure about any of the other varieties. I know Sand Hill has quite a few different varieties, but their Dorkings sell out early in the year. I hope this helps.
     
  3. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much WW.

    I have been looking at sandhill but I have been convincing myself to hatch my own eggs. Glad to hear this breed is as nice as it claims to be.

    thanks again for the info.

    Barb [​IMG]
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    You're very welcome! I've been thinking about getting more Dorkings, myself. I almost got some last year, but I gave in to my husband and got all Faverolles, as we both love them, also. I'm thinking the next chickens we add, I should pick! [​IMG]

    He's thinking we don't need any more chickens. [​IMG]

    I'm thinking I need Dorkings, buff Orpington, partridge rock and an Australorp! [​IMG]
     

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