Available to order NOW for shipping as early as January!
Order maximum of 10 of this breed
Place your order now for earliest shipment. You may choose to protect your chicks against Marek's disease. Vaccinations will be offered to you during checkout. You may request your preferred ship week during check out and we will try to schedule as close to that time as possible. Your order will be followed by an email confirming your firmly scheduled ship date.
(You must order a MINIMUM of 15 chicks. You may mix and match breeds to bring your order total to 15 chicks)
Dorkings are a very old breed believed to have originated in Italy, known even to the ancient Romans and introduced by them to Britain. Characteristics are the color combination of silvery white and black for males and white and ashy gray for females. Both sexes have a 5th toe, and a long body on short legs. It is one of the few breeds with red earlobes that produces a white-shelled egg. Dorkings have a very docile personality and carry a single comb. They were admitted in to the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1874.
Average mature weight:
Roosters 9 lbs., Hens 7 lbs
Day old poultry begins shipping in late February. Every attempt is made to ship your day old poultry during your requested week. You may request your preferred shipping week during check out. We will contact you via email with confirmation of your ship date within 1 business day after your order is received. Orders are filled on a first come first serve basis. Ordering early will greatly increase your chances of receiving your chicks during the week requested. Day old poultry is shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays. You will receive email confirmation when your order is shipped.
***A $10.00 fee will be charged for any cancellations or changes. Cancellations will NOT be accepted within 2 weeks of hatch date.
Please read our Day Old Poultry Policies page for complete information about our live chick guarantees and practices.