Australian Dorking Articles
Dorking Silver Gray
Dorkings are very tolerant of cold and are dependable layers of tinted eggs, often pale tan in color, and are also good meat birds. Their recognized colors are white, silver gray, red, and colored. Dorkings are very broody and make great mothers.Read More
The Dorking Cockerel has landed
The Eiffel Tower, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Angel of the North and now, er, the Dorking Cockerel... We take a look at the enormous new sculpture that’s causing a bit of a flapRead More
Dorking chickens are one of the oldest English breeds of chicken, named after the town of Dorking in England. It is distinctive having an extra hind toe. Birds with this extra / fifth toe were mentioned in many historical texts, even as far back as Roman times.Read More
Australian Dorking Summary
The Dorking is a magnificent bird and a pleasure to keep. Breeding these fowls is a real challenge, but can be very rewarding. They truly are a heritage breed worthy of the efforts to maintain them. A breeders' network has recently been formed to promote the breed and bring interested people together. Already we have members in all states of Australia, and we hope in time the group will grow and evolve into a club with strong support.