Dorking

The Dorking originates from Great Britain and may date back to the Roman invasion of England. It was very popular for meat and eggs. They have an extra toe (5 in total), short legs and are excellent mothers. The Dorking has a rectangular body with very short legs. Due to its relatively large comb it generally requires protection from cold weather. Dorkings are also well known for their versatility as a breed for both egg and meat production. It is one of the few breeds with red earlobes that produces a white-shelled egg. The skin colour beneath the feathers is white. Furthermore, the breed is very docile. The bird has five recognised varieties: White, Silver-grey, Red, Dark and Cuckoo.

Classification

Soft feather-heavy

Appearance

Dorking, Male

The Dorking comes in several different colours. Silver grey, red, tail almost black, neck with black or grey or pure black.

Weight

Cock 4.6 – 6.4 Kg
Hen 3.6 – 4.6 Kg

Dorking, Female

Bantam Variety Dorking

Rooster 1.1 – 1.4 Kg
Hen 0.9 – 1.1 Kg

Egg Colour

White