10 June 2017

N20 Allen & Ginter Prize & Game Chickens 27: White Dorking Hen

It's been a while since I added to my N20 Allen & Ginter Fifty Prize & Game Chickens set build. These tobacco cards are over 125 years old, and it's not often that examples show up that are in good shape and also in my price range. July 2016 was the last time I picked up a card from this set.

This most recent addition features the White Dorking Hen. It is the 27th Prize & Game Chickens card in my collection, so my set is now 54% complete. I may have to relax my condition standards and/or open up my wallet a little if I ever want to collect the whole checklist.

Picture borrowed from FeatherSite's Dorking info page.
According to the internet, Dorkings are named after a town in England. They were developed by the Romans and brought to England, and they are the basis for a lot of other chicken breeds. They come in several colors, like Silver-Grey, Colored, Red, and White.