Their looks, character and distinctive white, elongated eggs make them a delight to have foraging in our backyard.
Classification: Heavy Breed
This lovely old heritage breed is a delight to keep. As each year passes we love our dorkings more and more. We keep the silver-grey variety and enjoy the contract in looks between the cockerels and the pullets. The roosters mature out to be handsome, large bodied, impressive birds that make excellent eating. If crossed with Indian game they make the even better table birds. The hens are very attractive and silver grey in colour with a deep chestnut breast and compliment the solid colouring of the males. All dorkings should carry the famous 5 toes on each foot so avoid breeding with any that have less or more. The dorkings have ancient roots going back to the time of the Roman invasion of Britian. Some folk say they were there when the Romans arrived others say they were brought by the invaders – either way the dorking is a very different bird today than it was 2000 years ago. Dorkings love to forage and we have found they lay better if they have daily access to free range. They are hardy birds and the hens make good broodies. We find the chicks to be initially slower growing than some of the other breeds and do best if hatched out earlier on in the season. They are the only heavy breed with red earlobes to lay a white egg.
Purchased the 2 x 2 metre cat enclosure and I was very impressed with Appletons prompt communication regarding my ordrer, which arrived within a week of ordering. It is a two person job and took about half a day to erect it. Well designed and would recommend to others wanting to keep their cats safe and happy. Thanks Judy
18/09/2019 by Guest
Super happy, very friendly service and very fast delivery
17/09/2019 by Guest
I was impressed by the following: Very fast delivery Good instruction manuals Neat design, no fitting or assembly issues at all, but I hate the double clips! Overall very good service and product - thanks Guys!
16/09/2019 by Karel
Hi, the incubator arrived in Auckland this morning. A big thank you for your amazing service and super quick courier it was greatly appreciated. Jodie
16/09/2019 by Guest
Great product! I couldn't recommend this enough. The product turned up as described and is incredibly robust.
Excellent service too.
09/09/2019 by Damion
Quality product delivered within days and great communication!
04/09/2019 by Guest
I finally treated my hens to one of these water feeders. I love that it has such a big reservoir and that the dark colour keeps the water fresh and clear. Makes it easy for me to go away for longer without needing to top up their water. Would highly recommend, will last a lifetime and worth the investment.
04/09/2019 by Guest
Parcel arrived - can't wait to set it up! I contacted your company by phone and was greeted by a very pleasant member of your staff. Great service and great delivery. Thank you from Joan and Alan Yates in Wainuiomata
02/09/2019 by Guest
Really great to be able to clean these cages properly and so easily. Also the inside of the cage is noticeably warmer with the insulation provided by the omlet range. The inside of the cages feels warmer than my house...
26/08/2019 by Guest
Love my new nest boxes and the chickens have got used to them really quickly...eggs with in a couple of hours. Easy to install as well. Quick delivery..great service!!!
23/08/2019 by Guest
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