DOMINIQUE 12 to 14 WEEK OLD STARTED "PULLETS"
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The Dominique, also known as Dominicker or Pilgrim Fowl, is a breed of chicken in the United States during the colonial period. It is considered America's oldest breed of chicken, probably descending from chickens brought to New England from southern England during colonial times. By the 19th century, they were widely popular and were raised in many parts of the country. Dominique’s are a dual purpose breed, being valued for their meat as well as for their brown eggs. They weigh 6 to 8 pounds at maturity. In earlier times, their feathers were much sought after as stuffing for pillows and mattresses.
Dominique hens tend to be calm, personable birds (a desirable trait in an egg production bird). Their calm, steady demeanor makes them successful as show birds or family pets. However, Dominique roosters can sometimes be even more aggressive than the Rhode Island Red and have been known to kill small cats, snakes, and even mink.
The hens tend to be good mothers, brooding and raising chicks with a high rate of success.
The Dominique is hardy and a good forager, traits which are attributed to the harsh conditions in which the breed first developed.
Poultry Show Class:American
Weights: Hen------5 lbs Rooster-------7 lbs
Pullet----4 lbs Cockerel-------6 lbs
Purpose:Dual Purpose, Egg laying and meat production
Egg Shell Color:Brown
Egg Production:180-260 eggs per year
Mating Ratio:10 Females to 1 Male
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.
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