Red Dominique Chickens - Anyone ever heard of ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Marans and More, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Marans and More

    Marans and More Out Of The Brooder

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    We would like to reach out to anyone that might know of, or have any knowledge of the once upon a time existence of the
    Red Dominique breed of chicken. This piticular type of Dominique was to have been around a while back, lets say 60 years ago or so.
    Way before my time. I think that this type of Dominique was short lived and even then not too many around. I think that only the older generation now, of 70 to 80 year olds would know anything of this almost non existing breed of chicken. Ask any of the old timers you know that
    were into having chickens and especially having any knowledge of the Red Dominiques.
    Please feel free to call me with any info. ANY. @ 404 867-4247
    Thanks,
    Lee from Georgia
     
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  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You could make a red barred Dominique if you wanted to make the variety. It would take around 4-5 years.

    Tim
     
  3. Bthrash

    Bthrash New Egg

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    I have a buddy that actually found a breeding pair if the red Dominique and trying to get a good stock of them going
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Pictures!
     
  5. aurissavannahs

    aurissavannahs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to see pictures of these. I have always liked Dominiques and red one sound interesting.
     
  6. Marans and More

    Marans and More Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Lee the fellow that has the breeders of the Red Dominiques. ( Marans and More )
    I have got to say that out of all of the different breeds of chickens that I have had these win the prize.
    The Roosters are Crele in color and just over all a great chicken to have. They are very docile and very layed back. They mind their own business
    and never out to pick a fight. We probably have 10 - 15 grown Roos on the yard of different breeds, and they all get along well.
    All the Hens eat out of my hand and come runnin when it's time to eat.

    I really wish all the chicken people out there that can really appreciate a very good looking and unique bird could have a pair of these.
    My wife and I would love to spread these birds around.

    We plan on having some started birds of the Red Dominiques at the up comming February , Newnan Poultry Show.
    We will have some grown pairs for display so people can see what they are all about.
    And hope to have some started birds for sale.

    I will try to post some pics for you'll to see.

    thanks,

    Lee
     
  7. aurissavannahs

    aurissavannahs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking forward to the pictures. What color are the chicks?
     
  8. Marans and More

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    View my Profile and thats where you will find some Pics I have posted of the Red Dominiques.
    Thanks
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    the bird on your profile does not look red at all..

    this is how a Red Barred bird should look like(Tim Adkerson eWh/eWh B/b+ bird)
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  10. aurissavannahs

    aurissavannahs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marans and More, Thanks for posting the pictures on your profile page. They are lovely birds. I was afraid they would be RC Rhodebars, but they definitely have Dominique type. I have always liked the body type of the Dominique better than either the BR and RIR so am glad to see nice Dom body type and cuckoo barring. Are these your project birds or did you get your start from someone? I am curious about the genetics behind your birds, eb or ewh, which is why I asked about the chick color. If the chicks are dark they should be autosexing which would be a nice breed characteristic.

    Nicalandia, you are always so helpful with genetic questions so I am glad to see you here. You are of course right that Red Dominiques are not red as in RIR or Rhodebar red, however Red Dominique seems to be the old name that was used years ago. I am glad that as M and M says the roosters are crele as I would not want confusion between the Red Dominique and the Rhodebar as has always been between the BR and the Dom. I know you know the difference, but most people don't see the difference in body type or barring type all they see is color so the more different the color of the two breeds the better IMHO. [​IMG]
     
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