Dorking chicks and eggs

Discussion in 'Chicks 1 Day to 8 Weeks Old' started by Serina81, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Serina81

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Lucerne Valley, CA
    The Dorking is one of the friendliest, tastiest and oldest of all the breeds of chickens. They make great backyard pets as well as hardworking additions to the small farm. They are good layers (about 5 medium size eggs per week) and great producers of meat.
    Dorkings are a very very rare bird and a very very old breed. Dorkings were mentioned in writings as ancient as the time of Julius Caesar. The Romans brought them to England when they took that country over and the Dorking really caught on there, especially in the town of-did you guess?-Dorking. Hence the name.
    But Dorkings aren't just a special breed because they're ancient and as rare as they are old. They're special because they're also a fabulously tasty breed. In a taste test, the Dorking won first place over many other breeds including the Rhode Island Red and Cornish X who tied for second. Dorkings are famous for their moist breast meat and the texture of the breast and thigh meat. One blogger who attended the Chicken Choosing taste test stated "This bird is known for its fine-textured, very white meat. It is also known to be docile, calm and adaptable. They are good foragers and would make a fine addition to most backyard or farmstead flocks."
    The Dorkings also lay white eggs that won top marks in a small taste test and were described as having whites that were "
    airy, fluffy, and full of texture."
    We have salmon, tawny, brown, grey, dun, fawn, dark, black and more colors.

    $6 for chicks plus $45 shipping (including a heat pack for small orders)
    $40/doz eggs plus $15 shipping
  2. bethbug74

    bethbug74 The Lady Gadfly

    Mar 28, 2011
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Do you have Silver Grey Dorking hatching eggs available? Where does your stock originate?
  3. Serina81

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Lucerne Valley, CA
    No I don't. I have all the color varieties except silver grey and white. I have numerous bloodlines including Troxel, Carmen, and Sand Hill.
  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Are chicks sexed or straight run and can you clarify what it says on your website about minimum chick orders?

    "Our minimum order is 5 chicks and cost $6 each.
    You can order as few or as many Dorking chicks as you want (if it's at least two)."

    Is the minimum 2 or 5?

  5. welly

    welly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2013
    Red Sox nation MA.

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