The Dorking (English Class) is a dual-purpose bird traditionally used for the production of white-shelled eggs and white-skinned meat. The Dorking was once highly esteemed for the quality of its meat and was the ideal market bird for its day. The American Poultry Association (APA) recognizes the White, Silver Gray, Colored, Red, and Cuckoo Dorking.
From the beginning of Dorking history, there have probably been Cuckoo birds in existence. This would not be uncommon since flocks of chickens that have no selection pressure applied to them will produce many colors, including the cuckoo. This variety never had much favor among breeders, and today is rarely, if ever, seen at shows.
Only available to purchase if you are a guest for Chicken Chat on April 1, 2023. Please bring your own crate to transport your poultry on the day of the event.