Picking the best Dominique Cockeral - Pics Added; Deed is Done

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bigredfeather, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Dominique roos that I hatched this Summer. I am wanting to cull 3 of them this weekend. I am not very familiar with what a "good" Dominique roo is supposed to look like. Could those of you that raise Dominiques please post some pics or give me some advise as to how to choose the keepers.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. biomistake

    biomistake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a wonderful page on Dominiqes covering standards and much other stuff. Hope this helps as its about the best I can do for ya

    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    This roo had the spike "leader" on his comb dubbed off but other than that, he has excellent type.
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  4. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could post pictures of your 5 males & different views, their combs, they body shapes, perhaps we could help you pick?
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I agree
     
  6. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some pics

    Roo #1 - That is a Dominique hen behind him. Is that the way they should look?
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    Roo #2
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    Roo #3
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    What do you think? Just remember, you are choosing which ones live. I'm pretty sure #3 has the wrong type comb. I didn't get pics of the other 2.
     
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  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    i think i would go with roo 1. roo 3 looks like a bared rock
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Well The bird in the 3rd pic. has a single comb so he is not a good Dom..
    Out of the other 2 I would say the bird in the second pic. is the better one.. He has more over all even color, better comb, neater one has a very good tail or type and I do see 2 black feathers in the second birds tail and that isn't good..
    Where did you get them from? They look to be a cross of a Dom. and a Barred Rock...
    That is my opinion..

    Chris
     
  9. RAREROO

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    Roo #3 does look like a Barred Rock, but it is possilbe that he can be a single combed sport, but he shouldn't be used for breeding.

    I vote for roo #2, However the hen behind him doesn't look right at all to me, she looks like she is a really dark cuckoo color and possibly a mix. Can you get some closer pics of your hens?
     
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo #3 and two of his brothers(not pictured) made their way to freezer camp yesterday. I gave the other two clemency, as I thought I should wait to do them. #3 dressed out nicely. Breast was okay size and leg quarters where nice. I didn't weigh him yet, but I would guess between 4 and 5 pounds. We'll find out how good he tastes sometime this week.

    The eggs I hatched these from were given to me as a bonus on an order of Barnevelder eggs. I really didn't have any desire to keep Dominiques, but they are neat birds. The hen referenced above came from these eggs as well. I know she doesn't look right, but I'm not too worried about it right now. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with her and two sisters. I guess I'll just keep them around for eating eggs.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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