Cockerel at a year old.
A selection of photographs of our Red Dorkings illustrating both their good points and a few faults that require correction, demonstrated to assist new breeders when they are assessing their own stock.
The perfect Red Dorking doesn't exist, however by understanding what the 'ideal' would look like we know what to aim for.
Achieving correct size, type, colour, pattern, legs, toes and comb in a single bird is most certainly challenging and perhaps why Dorkings rarely take the 'Best in Show' prize, awarded to birds that very closely meet their breed standard. This should not dissuade anyone considering the breed; they are all beautiful birds and it is only those focused on showing that will be concerned with perfecting these finer points. The challenge of their perfection is enjoyable and breeding a good example gives a real sense of achievement and pride.