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Dominiques

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by allcreatures, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. allcreatures

    allcreatures Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have some Dominiques, I'm in the process of possibly purchasing a few, but don't even know what they look like or what their temperment is. Please post a photo or two and thanks for the help.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    they look like barred rocks...I think because they have dominique blood in them...
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually they are barred but not as cleanly as a barred rock. They also have rose combs and a more swept tail. I'd love to find some nice dominiques but haven't been able to find what I'm looking 4.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    These are not my birds....
    Here is a picture of a nice Dominiques rooster.
    They should weight around roosters 7 lbs hens 5 lbs ( more or less for hatchery stock)
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    Here is a real nice bantam Dominiques rooster.
    Bantams should weight around roosters 28 oz hens 24 oz ( more or less for hatchery stock)
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    In comparison the Dominiques is a medium size bird compared to the Barred Rock.
    Barred Rock are 9.5 lbs for rooster and 7.5 lbs for the hens. ( more or less for hatchery stock) Body type and barring is different all so.
    Here is a nice Barred Rock rooster.
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    And here is a nice bantam Barred Rock rooster
    Bantams should weight around roosters 36 oz hens 32 oz ( more or less for hatchery stock)
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    Chris
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I bought this beautiful roo as a chick and sold him to my aunt. He was hatched by Mr. Bob Berry or bobsbiddies here on BYC. He is NPIP certified to ship nationwide and I doubt you can beat his prices, I think he can sex them also. You can go to his personal page to see more pics of his birds and contact him at <[email protected]>.

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  7. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    We raise Dom's, and the parent stock was from show birds. BUT I do not show chickens so I cannot speak as to their show quality. I will try to get some pics in the daylight. Our birds are very docile, and HUge birds. I also know that the parent stock was imported from Europe. I was having a hard time finding the old timey, true to standard type Dom's also until I found these. I also had to drive 5 hours ONE way to get the eggs.
     
  8. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like my Doms, they are very nervous around me. I am going to pick up a cockerel in the morning. I can't wait. Ryan
     
  9. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dominiques are pretty popular here where I live in the South and people I know who have them seem to like them (I have no personal experience with them). I was surprised to see them listed as a rare breed in an article I was reading recently. The Georgia Dept of Ag puts out a Market Bulletin every couple of weeks online that usually has Dominiques for sale from private individuals, though I don't know if they would ship them.
     
  10. WestTexasFarmboy

    WestTexasFarmboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 that are 8 weeks old. They are the friendliest of the bunch, the only ones I can pick up. I have a roo that looks a lot like the pics already posted (or he will when he gets a bit older). I really like them.
     

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