Domineker

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gina, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Gina

    Gina New Egg

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    On a Tom T. Hall album I have, he sings of "Domineker" chickens. Exactly what is a Domineker chicken? Thanks for your input, I'm a "city" gal and don't have a clue.
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard!
    What song is it?
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a magazine called "Backyard Poultry" and read in there that back in the day, old farmers refered to their Dominiques as Dominekers. I guess it just faded out and now is just plain Dominiques.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    And many old-timers just refer to any Barred Rock or Dominique chicken as a Dominicker. My dad does and I keep correcting him, LOL. They just don't see the difference, but they are really very different breeds. Just for your info, here's a great comparison of the two:

    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Dominiques_and_Barred_Rocks.html
     
  6. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandma had dominkers when she was young, people called any chicken with barred feather patterens that.

    Hope that helps.
     
  7. confederatemule

    confederatemule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is an old thread, but I just have to add my thoughts.

    I must be one of the "old timers" yall are talkin bout.

    As MRNpoultry said about their grandmother, I believe any chicken with barred feather patterens is a Domineker

    I never heard of Dominique till I started playin on this computer. I had heard of Barred Rock, but had no idea what one looked like.

    Mule
     

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