Dominique Thread!

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

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Where did the dominiques come from. One source I have found to have high frequency of single combs.
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dominiques are a blend of different strains, predominantly including Stichler and Voter.

    What strain did you find throws out a lot of single combs?
     
  3. centrarchid

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    Ideal strain out of New Mexico. I suspect they incorpated a single comb breed of some sort to facilitate feather sexing. My guess is the single comb breed was barred Plymouth Rock.


    I also have a blended Voter strain of American dominiques. Mine do not throw single combs but occasionally a white bird pops up but not since new blood was blended in.
     
  4. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would make sense that hatchery birds would be more likely to be less pure and therefore more likely to throw single combs . .

    I have hatched hundreds of chicks but have never had any whites. Do you mean you got them just when breeding the pure Voter birds without any other strains?
     
  5. centrarchid

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    Hatcheries will not be the only source for single combed birds. You can also have reverse mutations, higher frequency of single comb alleles owing to founders you start with (your case versus mine), or private individuals (perverts like me) that are working with a dominique strain by introducing alleles from another breed.


    My Voter strain when bred to itself tended to throw a small percentage of white birds.
     
  6. buffalogal

    buffalogal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal is down in Texas. Privett is out in New Mexico. Not sure which one you meant.
     
  7. centrarchid

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    Ideal was vendor I purchased them from. Privett was sub-contractor that produced chicks of lot I purchased.
     
  8. vnsseed

    vnsseed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not according to this article from 1916 from the National Barred Rock Journal, that cites "American Dominique"

    http://books.google.com/books?id=8k...lack java and dominique + barred rock&f=false


    or this one:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=EA... and american dominique + barred rock&f=false

    or this one:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=rC... and american dominique + barred rock&f=false

    or this one:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=c-... and american dominique + barred rock&f=false


    Just sayin is all. ;)
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Note the words being used in the links you posted.
    They all state American Dominique which is very different from just the term Dominique or Dom.
    In history there have been,

    Dominique Leghorn
    Dominique Gamefowl (nearly ever type of gamefowl has a Dominique/Dom pattern)
    Dominique Spanish Fowl
    American Dominique
    etc.

    Chris
     
  10. vnsseed

    vnsseed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly my point... American Dominiques and Black Javas were used to create Barred Rocks... you were the one who argued it was a Dominique game fowl and not an American Dominique.
     

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