Greetings! This thread is being established to create a space specifically for the White Dorking. It is an excellent and ancient variety of a wonderful breed. The Dorking is among the very first breeds that truly served a dual-purpose function, and throughout its history, it has been especially acclaimed for the quality of its flesh. The White Dorking combines the advantages of high quality meat with the easy to finish carcass of a white bird. In The Poultry Yard by William Charles Linnaeus Martin published in 1893 it states: "The rose-combed white Dorking is the Dorking of the old fanciers. B. P. Brent says, 'the old Dorking, the pure Dorking, the only Dorking is the white Dorking'". In light of the more than 120 years since the publishing of this book, much has come to pass in Dorking history, and this statement is no longer a realistic pronouncement. Nevertheless, it does hint at the kind of primacy and authenticity that surrounded the White variety of the Dorking when the other varieties were being drawn out of it by crosses in the 1800's. I hope that this thread will flush out any other breeders working with the fine variety and, perhaps, inspire others to begin their own journey as a breeder and fancier of the White Dorking.