Hey, I've kept dual purpose chickens for years, but I want to start actually breeding one or two of the rarer dual purpose heritage breeds and sustain my own small flock. I'm interested in Dorkings, but they are so rare that they are apparently difficult to find. Also it seems that many breed them for showing or novelty, etc., whereas I am interested in finding the "real deal": a strain that will make for truly solid old fashioned dual-purpose birds--as well as beautiful and historically valuable ones. Color/comb varieties are really not important to me, I think they're all lovely. Part of my issue is that I live in Hawaii, which is in the middle of the biggest ocean in the world, and I don't know of anyone in the state, much less my island, who has Dorkings, (or even knows what they are). We have in the past ordered from Murray McMurray, who sell Silver Grays. They've told me theirs are indeed a dual purpose strain with good broodiness. Does anyone have any experience with their birds? Or with another hatchery? Sand Hill looks cool, but as of today they haven't responded to my query as to whether they even ship to Hawaii. McMurray has always done great by us, but I'm not opposed to shopping around a little... I have some other breeds in mind as well that I have experience with and like a lot (Brahmas, Sussex), and the Faverolles looks interesting too, but the Dorking especially intrigues me. Thanks a lot for any leads!