The Dorking remains hard to find. Breeders are few and far between. The breed is in desperate need of more serious breeders to increase their numbers.
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."
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