The group's aims are to promote the keeping and breeding of this versatile breed of chicken
also act as a focus for breeders and other interested people to come together and share ideas on preserving and maintaining these unique birds
Who we are?
We are a new group and hope that as time goes on we will continue to grow and become the basis for an Australian Dorking breed club.
Be Part of The Group
If you keep, breed, or just enjoy these beautiful birds please contact us
Keep Yourself Updated
Please explore and enjoy our website. It will be updated regularly, so please check back from time to time. All comments and feedback are welcome.
The Dorking is arguably one of our oldest breeds of domestic chicken. Columella, a Roman historian writing at Caesar's time, describes a heavy-bodied five toed fowl seen in Britain. Dorkings were certainly well known as an old breed when Victorian gentlemen started to write of poultry in the 1800's, with many writers noting their utility qualities for both eggs and meat. Along with the Sussex, they were central to the trade in fattened capons supplied to the London market in the late 1800's to early 1900's, and were renowned for their fine white flesh and excellent eating qualities.