Do Dominique chcicks grow slower that others?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vjbakke, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Dominiques that are 1 week old and 1 golden buff( golden commet) that are a week old. The 2 Dominiques still look tinny and the golden is getting feathers and her feet are getting big. Do they just grow slower? I know that they will be a bit larger than the goldens according to the hatchery website. Golden buffs adult hen4-5lbs and Dominique hens 5-6 lbs. I can really tell the difference when I hold them.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Classic breeds sometimes do develop more slower than fast growing hybrids and come to lay much later as well.
     
  3. swatskee

    swatskee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our doms are smaller than our buffs at 2 weeks old.. a lot smaller.
     
  4. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I did forget that the buffs have been bread for egg production and mature earlier.
     
  5. KatieandRon

    KatieandRon Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got 6 chicks last week, 2 Dominiques, 2 Ameracaunas, and 2 Buff Orpingtons...we are definitely noticing that the Doms are still pretty small compared to the others, but it's only been a week, and we are totally new to all this! They are adorable though; as soon as I figure out this site a little bit better I'll post some pics!
     
  6. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are still the smallest. The other chick that is the same age as them is much bigger now. They still have tinny little feet. Now finally getting some more wing feathers slowly. So far they are the sweetest of the bunch. The will both climb in your hand at the same time. I am excited to see what they will look like as adults.

    Here's some pics of them.

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  7. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are adorable! At least they look like fuzz balls a little longer.
     
  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Some of the size difference can be do to egg size. Most dominiques come from a relatively small eggs relative to size of hen that layed them.
     
  9. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know that about the egg size.
     

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