Dominiques

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seedcorn, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    For those that have them, do they seem to have a weakness in the tail per feathering? Every picture I see (had bantams till dogs destroyed them) and the ones I had they seemed like they had the tailless gene in them.
     
  2. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny you should say that. I have one hen. She's a dependable layer but has the ugliest tail. Seems/looks like she is shy of feathers. I keep waiting for more to grow but it aint gonna happen. -So maybe it is the breed.
     
  3. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my Ethel. I think she has a nice normal tail. But it looks like she only has one leg in the picture! It's hard to get a picture of her because she thinks she is supposed to be in my lap all the time.

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  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    All my chickens are bantams but I'm wanting some dominque chickens. Instead of buying bantams from Cackle and having extra roosters, I'm thinking of buying some standard pullet chicks instead. How large are the standards? ie are they one of the smaller standard breeds?
     
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Quote:Ethel is a beauty [​IMG] I have I think 5 Dom eggs in my bator right now (I ordered 8 & some broke) and I hope I get some girls that look like her [​IMG] I'd love to have one want to sit in myt lap. That's a good chunk of the reason I am leaning towards Doms & BR's is b/c my roo 'Betsie' (didn't know he was a roo @ first) is the friendliest bird & he is mixed but looks closest too one of those breeds...so hopefully I will find those breeds to my liking.
    Kristi
     
  6. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Here are mine, not sure what you mean by tail-less but mine have tails [​IMG].
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  7. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Dominiques. Friendliest birds ever. Whenever I go out to the coop, they fly up to sit on my back and shoulders. If I sit down they're in my lap. And they have this special low bork bork sound when they see me. They'll never be dinner, I couldn't eat my pals!
     
  8. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! pretty girls!
    Here's Maxine. She is seriously bossy, a real non-nonsense gal. She is second in command, loyal to the senior roo. She lays pretty much an egg every day - rarely misses. Makes me think Dominiques are a breed worth considering if eggs are what you are hoping for. I'll be interested to see how she does through the winter months. I purchased her as a started hen so she had her personality already set. I don't think she was handled. She is learning to trust me slowly and has her picky preferences for treats. She doesn't care for cracked corn but loves bread.[​IMG]
     
  9. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    For those that have them, do the pullets/hens seem to be same size as your other standards or are they smaller?
     
  10. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maxine is the same size as the leghorn I have.
     

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