Give me your opinion on Dominiques

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cindy2348, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Cindy2348

    Cindy2348 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one Dominique that I got by accident and I really like him, so I am told it is a him. I am very interested in the breed and would like to hear from others that own them as to their temperment as I would like to get more of them. Also wondering if they are good layers. Some pics would be great too.
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  2. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I have 2 Dominique hens. I just love em. They are very sweet and have a great disposition. And there's so much history with them. I hope to get more some day.
     
  3. Cindy2348

    Cindy2348 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they good layers?
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    According to Henderson's Breed Chart, they are good layers.
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html#a

    My dh used to joke that our Dominique hen, Abigail, worked for the postal service - she was outside in all kinds of weather. We had to chase her inside the barn during lightening, blizzards, and tornado watches.... [​IMG] She is now part of Quail_Antwerp's flocks.
     
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  5. CKMom

    CKMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I have 4, they are only 17 weeks, so not laying yet, but soon I hope.Out of all my chicks, they are the most unfriendly. I have handled them all since day 3. They don't like to be touched, and when getting treats they peck very hard, so the kids don't like being in the coop with them. I have found they are also feather pickers. I had ordered marans, and got these instead, but I am hoping to at least appreciate their eggs in a bit.
     
  6. Cindy2348

    Cindy2348 Out Of The Brooder

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    There must be more of you out there that can give me your opinion. I really like the breed and am looking for more but just was looking for more info on them.
     
  7. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one that is 16 weeks old and she is the most agrresive one in the whole flock sheeven bets out the amaracana rooster i have but she loves people
     
  8. Cindy2348

    Cindy2348 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is only 5 weeks old but I really like him, I am hoping to find a couple of hens.
     
  9. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to Amazon.com and look for a book by Mark Fields on the breed. He had the best in the nation at one time and his book will give you all the info you could want.
     

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