Dominique Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dixiedoodle, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought it! I am SO excited to read this. :)
     
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  2. vnsseed

    vnsseed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to Barred Rock folks... BR's were created by crossing Doms and Black Javas. Here is a good comparison of Doms and BR's:

    http://dominiquechicken.com/Dominiques_and_Barred_Rocks.html
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Wrong Dominique, Remember back then the term Dominique also meant a color/pattern.
    The Dominique that was used to create the Barred Rock was a Single Comb Breed that most likely a game breed.


    Chris
     
  4. TexasWolf

    TexasWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    what?
     
  5. yogi

    yogi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have10 Dominiques that I hatched. They are 3 weeks old and already I can see a distinct difference in color. Six are very dark and 4 have much lighter feathers on their wings. I believe I have 6 hens and 4 roosters.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    To who is the what for?

    Chris
     
  7. TexasWolf

    TexasWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    never knew that they are gameish.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you read the Standard for the Plymouth Rock it reads;
    "The first and most prominent cross was that of a Dominique male with Black Cochin or Black Java female which was originally made at Putnam, Connecticut. The Dominique male used was not the American or Rose Comb Dominique male which became a standard breed in 1874, but a single combed, hawk-colored fowl commonly found in that locality."

    Most common fowl found at that time were game type fowl.
    Much like this --
    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Dominique_Games.html

    Chris
     
  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    It was not too much before that time that what would become the American dominique was made up of rose and single comb varieties and neither where gamefowl. Also several other breeds, some potentially of recent European origin at that time, were hawk-colored and one could have been locally abundant in the local where barred Plymouth Rock development got underway. Short of running genetic analysis on feathers or other tissue samples from that time period, it is difficult to say what the initial makeup of barred Plymouth Rocks was at that time.
     
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  10. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can vary, I find about 1 in 30 or so. The ones who usually have the single combs are the roosters, though I've had hens with single combs too. I do not use them in my breeding program.

    They are still Dominiques, just with a defect. It is like an orpington with pink legs (instead of white), or a polish without a crest. They are still that breed, just defective specimens.
     

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