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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.
Posted by Cindy Anderson on Mar 22nd 2018
I got 3 of these cuties on Friday, March 16, 2018. They were 1 day old and so dang cute. They have thrived and grown alot in their 1st week and are very feisty & bold. Fingers crossed at one of them is a hen and not all roosters.. Love them !!! Thanks so much, you guys are the best !!
Posted by Jacque Applegate on Apr 6th 2017
ordered two of these chicks. Was a great buying experience.
Posted by Heather on Apr 2nd 2017
We ordered six day-old Dominique chicks in early March of 2017 and picked them up on March 24th. I took the time to look at all the other chicks Ben had while we were there and they all looked healthy. The building where he keeps the chicks was clean and Ben is very knowledgeable. We had a great conversation about chick care and different breeds. Our chicks are now 10 days old and are growing like weeds! We are very happy with our chicks and are excited to add Dominques to our existing flock of Buff Orpington and Silver Laced Wyandottes. Our experience with the Mad Hatcher was great and we would highly recommend him!
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