The Dominique is considered a “heritage” bird because it is considered America’s oldest breed of chicken. Dominique hens tend to be calm and personable. Their calm, steady demeanor makes them successful as show birds or family pets. At first glance, Dominiques and Barred Rocks appear strikingly similar. The strongest difference is the Dominiques possess a rose comb while Barred Rocks possess a single comb. Dominiques are considered a dual purpose breed, but they are excellent layers, producing 200-260 medium to large brown eggs annually. Dominique hens are broody. They do grow to a good table weight, as well with a yellow skin color. You may also be interested in our miniature version of this breed, the Dominique Bantam.
Approx 200-260 Med. – Lg Brown Eggs/Yr | Mature WT: Male 7#, Female 5#
- Poultry Show Class: American Class
- Weights: Hen——5 lbs Rooster——-7 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Color of Egg Shell: Brown
- Egg Production: 200-260 eggs per year.
- Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Male
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Active
- Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Variable
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Origin: United States, New England
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1874.
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
Available February – September
Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!
Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
Female = 3
Male = 1
Total of 3 birds to ship
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