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- Brandon, Bucks,

Nice breed


A Worthwhile Breed - Silverpaloma, Bucks,

I've a delightful clutch of Silver Grey's that surprised me with their egg laying capacity! In the interest of conservation and meat quality, I sought these birds out. What I have discovered is a delightful companion in the hen house or yard, as they love to speak in their delightful sounds (many sounds unlike today's modern day bird, even though they do cluck). While they began somewhat flighty, I worked diligently with them, and they no longer startle at the slightest unusual noise or sight. They love to come close to me while free ranging, to find out if I might have a tidbit or morsel of goodness for them. I can handle most of the birds without issue. The rooster is a fine fellow. I'm exceptionally pleased with him and his manner with the girls. He does his various jobs quite well: protection, food finding, keeping the girls close to home . . . The hens aren't production birds, but I do receive 4-5 eggs a week from each one.


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excellent breed - Melanie, Bucks,

I have had dorkings for the past 12 years. They are beautiful, excellent foragers, rose combs are great for colder climates although I do have single combs and only need to put petroleum jelly on combs when it gets very cold to protect them from frost bite. I use them as their own incubators as they do go broody easily and are excellent mothers. We operate an educational farm which frequently hosts children from the inner city and I always bring out a dorking to show. The hens and roosters are very friendly and can be touched anyplace by 30 children in a row. I also sell the eggs which are a nice size and their cream color is a favorite of a friend that does Ukranian painted eggs.for the intresting background collor. The history of this bird is incredible and I pass this knowledge on to all who visit my farm. I truly enjoy my dorkings and am blessed to be living with a piece of living history.


excellent breed - Melanie, Bucks,

I have had dorkings for the past 12 years. They are beautiful, excellent foragers, rose combs are great for colder climates although I do have single combs and only need to put petroleum jelly on combs when it gets very cold to protect them from frost bite. I use them as their own incubators as they do go broody easily and are excellent mothers. We operate an educational farm which frequently hosts children from the inner city and I always bring out a dorking to show. The hens and roosters are very friendly and can be touched anyplace by 30 children in a row. I also sell the eggs which are a nice size and their cream color is a favorite of a friend that does Ukranian painted eggs.for the intresting background collor. The history of this bird is incredible and I pass this knowledge on to all who visit my farm. I truly enjoy my dorkings and am blessed to be living with a piece of living history.

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