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Dominiques

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Red Rooster, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Chris09, that is a very nice hen. Is she of your own breeding?

    She is form Shady Lane Poultry Farm back when they offered Dominique.

    Chris
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:NYREDS, same to you. Did you breed these?

    Yes, I have been working on this strain for 6 years now.

    They are very nice! What were the original strain(s) you started with?
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Sorry, meant rose comb! I am seriously off today.
     
  4. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are pretty cheeky towards other fowl. Has anyone else noticed this with their Doms?
     
  5. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I had some hens with another flock and they picked on the smallest, a cubalaya to the point she wouldn't come out of the coop. I had to separate the Dominiques needless to say. But they don't seem to be as aggressive towards each other.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes, I have been working on this strain for 6 years now.

    They are very nice! What were the original strain(s) you started with?

    Got my first Dominiques from Art Rankin who has bred a flock of them in Northern NY for over 50 years. Added some from Mike Stickler of Ohio a couple of years later.
    This year's are better still. I'll try to get some new pictures up soon.
     
  7. FarmerFaith81

    FarmerFaith81 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have recently come across two females in an auction (which I've named Lucy and Ethel). They are very friendly and allow me to hold them and do not attack or seem aggressive when I enter their coop to feed and water them. They are very friendly with my silver seabright rooster (Henry). I was hopig to get some ladies for Henry, and I did, but not the ones I perticularly wanted, but none the less they have grown on me. I am new to this whole chicken business, (Henry was my christmas present this year from my husband), and any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
    Faith
     
  8. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm new here. I just felt I should comment on this thread since I have three beautiful Dominique hens. [​IMG]

    One question: I got all of them from the same hatchery, but two of the hens have rose combs and one has a single comb. I know the single combed one is a dominique because her coloring is the same as the other two, but her comb is really different. Do any of you have an idea why?
     
  9. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My user pic (is that what you call it?) is a pic of 1 of my dominiques. She's not the single-combed one.[​IMG]
    This here is Duck my single-combed dominique.
     
  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In hatchery Dominiques, there is some cross breeding with Barred-rocks which have single combs which means you could get a rose or single or somewhere in between. Your avatar hen has a modified rose comb. A true rose comb is very flat against the head. I have a BR Roo and 2 Dominique hens, one of which has a modified rose comb.

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