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.
In the male, the hackle and saddle are solid white with no black striping, while the breast and tail are solid black. The female is an even shade of gray on the back, body, and tail coverts, with the tail being black and the breast being salmon. In America, the Silver Gray Dorking is the most common variety.
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.