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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gallusfarm, Sep 21, 2010.
I don't know much about Dominiques, but I looked in my SOP, and she seems to have a lot going for her. Body shape looks pretty correct, maybe her tail black needs to be darker??? This is a heritage breed, so why don't you post a link to this on the Heritage thread and see if you can get one of those experts to come over and look. Hopefully that won't be cross posting-
There are APA judges on there, and the man that started it seems to know what he is talking about.
I think she is very pretty but as far as standards I dont know. I dont have any. She looks like my barred rock with a different comb. Im partial to Barred Rocks love them.
Shes a winner.
Are you sure it's a she? Doesn't look anything like my dominique. That comb is huge compared to Dorothy's. Also, her wattles are not near that big, either.
Quote:That's funny that you mention that. It's def a girl... She lays eggs... But the funny thing is after I separated her from the other pullets (a couple of weeks), I started giving her a vitamin mix, and her comb and wattles got bigger and redder than the other girls. I hope she's not too big.
I left her at the state fair last night. We'll see.
Thanks for the replies!
Looks very nice. The comb is a bit rough, the standard birds generally have a smoother comb, but many breeders breed for the rougher comb and so it kind of just depends on the judge. Looks good though, I like that she's not as dark as so many hens - a lot of the pullets we have seen are very dark and one of the pullets we purchased as a day old chick has almost totally black legs and even an almost all black comb!! Ah! She'll be a pet for someone for sure
I have a dominique question. I will post pictures when I get a chance. I have 2 that are about 5 months old. They looked exactly the same until a couple weeks ago. One of them grew a bright red comb and waddles, seemed like it happened overnight! The other one still does not have a red comb or waddles. They are the exact same age. Is the one most likely a roo? The tail feathers seem a little fancier then the others also. They are both very sweet and are near the bottom of the pecking order (they are the youngest).
Although the picture just previously posted has even bigger combs and waddle than mine-would it be possible they are both girls and one is just developing slower?
Sorry I have no pictures yet, I will try to post later today!