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post #1331 of 2524

My Dom is my favorite of my 5 girls.  She just started laying lovely almost pinkish eggs with white spots on them.  She's such a sweetheart and loves to cuddle.  Guess I need to get some pics!  smile.png

Natalie - Wife to Pete, mom of 2 human kids, 2 doggie kids, 2 parrot kids, and a bunch of chickie kids - 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Dominique, 1 Easter Egger, 1 Light Brahma, 1 Red Cochin, 1 Welsummer, 1 Black Langshans, and 2 Salmon Faverolles (1 hen and 1 roo!)  Got some mixed babies sitting under the BO right now!

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Natalie - Wife to Pete, mom of 2 human kids, 2 doggie kids, 2 parrot kids, and a bunch of chickie kids - 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Dominique, 1 Easter Egger, 1 Light Brahma, 1 Red Cochin, 1 Welsummer, 1 Black Langshans, and 2 Salmon Faverolles (1 hen and 1 roo!)  Got some mixed babies sitting under the BO right now!

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post #1332 of 2524

The two Dom roos I got from Othala Acres last fall just started crowing last week. :)

 

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post #1333 of 2524

Sounds like a little boy playing with toy cars; screeeeech and squwaaaaaaak as they "drive' them around the corner. smile.png

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post #1334 of 2524
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Sounds like a little boy playing with toy cars; screeeeech and squwaaaaaaak as they "drive' them around the corner. smile.png


 

LOL! Aren't they great? They're still trying to figure it out. :)

 

Amy

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post #1335 of 2524

We placed an order with Cackle Hatchery and our Dom chicks will be here around the 16th of May. The incubator arrived last week. Still need to order good quality Dom hatching eggs. The brooder is built and ready to go.

Most of the lumber for the fence arrived. Now for the weather to cooperate in order to get the construction done before the chicks and eggs arrive......

W K Smith

Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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post #1336 of 2524

Breezy, yet warm this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.... I see fence building in my future! :)

W K Smith

Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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W K Smith

Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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post #1337 of 2524

Does anyone know how to contact Greg Russel. He has been recommended to me by a local 4H leader as a good source for Dominiques.

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Karen in California

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Breeders in......Black Copper Marans,Light Sussex, Delawares, , B/B/S Ameraucanas, American Orps in Black & Blue & Buffs, Brown Leghorns for some white eggs....LOL, my son's Red Shoulder Yokohamas, Shamos & Red Lady Amherst Pheasants.

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Do no harm...............
Breeders in......Black Copper Marans,Light Sussex, Delawares, , B/B/S Ameraucanas, American Orps in Black & Blue & Buffs, Brown Leghorns for some white eggs....LOL, my son's Red Shoulder Yokohamas, Shamos & Red Lady Amherst Pheasants.

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post #1338 of 2524

So I am here at work thinking...... (always dangerous...)

 

One of my employees was talking about genograms and geneology and I started wondering about Doms and lines, and "flock geneology".......

 

According to things I have read concerning the American Dominique, there were only a few "recognized" flocks of Dominiques remaining back in 1970, held by Henry Miller, Edward Uber, Robert Henderson and Carl Gallaher. I assume there were several other flocks kept that weren't known as well.

 

Wouldn't it be cool if we all were to draw out a "flock family tree" tracing our flocks line back as far as we could? I think it would be a fun project. Even if one obtained their birds from a hatchery, I assume these birds could possible trace their lines back a ways. Wouldn't it be fun to trace your dom flock all the way back to one of these flock, or another, and perhaps even further? Shouldn't be too hard for the serious breeders out there I think......

 

Thoughts?


Edited by wsmith - 2/23/12 at 7:41am

W K Smith

Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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post #1339 of 2524

Neat idea..... I'm not sure how many have the trail back to the "original" breeder, though.  I know I can only trace back a few generations and a couple of breeders back.

 

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So I am here at work thinking...... (always dangerous...)

 

One of my employees was talking about genograms and geneology and I started wondering about Doms and lines, and "flock geneology".......

 

According to things I have read concerning the American Dominique, there were only a few "recognized" flocks of Dominiques remaining back in 1970, held by Henry Miller, Edward Uber, Robert Henderson and Carl Gallaher. I assume there were several other flocks kept that weren't known as well.

 

Wouldn't it be cool if we all were to draw out a "flock family tree" tracing our flocks line back as far as we could? I think it would be a fun project. Even if one obtained their birds from a hatchery, I assume these birds could possible trace their lines back a ways. Wouldn't it be fun to trace your dom flock all the way back to one of these flock, or another, and perhaps even further? Shouldn't be too hard for the serious breeders out there I think......

 

Thoughts?



 

Dave V.
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Breeding American Dominiques, Red Dorkings, & Nankins
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post #1340 of 2524

So.... sitting here thinking some more......

 

As I build my Dom flock this year, I want good genetic diversity. (and yes, I am aware that line breeding is fine up to a point), so I wonder, just how many of our flocks areactually close cousins?

 

Before I ordered my egg producer Doms from Cackle, I asked where they got their Doms.  In an email to me, Nancy Smith of Cackle Hatchery said, "...we have had them for 30 some years." That would put their Dom flock acqusition at about 1982-ish. Thats actually quite a long time. It would be likely that they got their breeding stock from either some "unknown" flock that was owned by some guy/gal, or even perhaps from one of those remaining 4 flocks mentioned.

Just thinking......... 

W K Smith

Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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W K Smith

Windy Ridge Dominiques

American Dominique LF chickens

Mountain Region Director DCA, ALBC, NPIP CO-124, Member Colorado Poultry Association, APA

Southwest El Paso County, CO

 

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