DOMINIQUE CHICKS-HERITAGE BREED

DOMINIQUE CHICKS!!!

DOMINIQUE CHICKS
DOMINIQUE CHICKS. ALSO KNOWN AS THE PILGRIM CHICKEN!!!
BARRED ROCK CHICKENS
THIS IS THE BARRED ROCK. MOST PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS BREED. IT STARTED IN THE 1800S IN AMERICA. TALL SINGLE COMB, A LITTLE HEAVIER AND SOMETIMES AN AGRESSIVE TEMPERMENT!

OLD BIDDY HATCHERY NOW HAS DOMINIQUE CHICKS AND HERITAGE BREED DOMINIQUE CHICKENS ARE BELIEVED TO BE THE OLDEST BREED OF CHICKEN IN AMERICA!!! DOMINIQUES ARE PROBABLY THE CHICKEN USED TO START THE BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK BREED (also a heritage breed dating back to the 1800s) WHICH HAS BECAME A VERY POPULAR BREED FOR MANY AND ALMOST PUSHED THE ORIGINAL HERITAGE BREED OF DOMINIQUE INTO TOTAL EXTINCTION. CLICK HERE  ALSO, FOR MORE DETAILS HERE IS THE LIVESTOCK CONSERVANCIES TAKE ON THIS. IT ALSO CONTAINS MUCH OF THE COMPILED DATA FROM THEM CLICK HERE. ANOTHER GREAT PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT THE BREED IS HERE! LIKE MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THIS BREED, I COULD GO ON ALL DAY BUT IF YOU WANT MORE INFO JUST GOOGLE DOMINIQIE CKICKEN AND SEE WHAT POPS UP!

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT IT COST JUST AS MUCH TO FEED SOME KIND OF MIX AS IT DOES TO FEED A TRIED AND TRUE BREED!!! IF YOU GET A CROSSBREED MUT IT PROBABLY WON’T PERFORM AS WELL AS YOU WOULD EXPECT OR LIKE IT TO!!! CLICK HERE TO SEE MOST OF MY CONCERNS AND WHAT I BELIEVE ABOUT BARNYARD MIX BIRDS AND ANIMALS.

OLD BIDDY’S COMMITMENT TO HERITAGE BREED PRESERVATION

DOMINIQUE CHICKS
DOMINIQUE CHICKENS. FORERUNNER OF THE BARRED ROCK. ROSE COMB, SMALLER BODY, DARK YELLOW LEGS AND A VERY MILD MANNERED DOCILE BIRD. GREAT AROUND CHILDREN!!!

EVEN THOUGH BOTH ARE HERITAGE BREEDS I LOVE THE OLDER DOMINIQUE BECAUSE IT’S THE BREED THAT WAS AT MY GRAND PARENTS AND MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS HOUSES. I HAVE MADE IT MY AMBITION AND GOAL TO TRY AND PRESERVE AS MANY HERITAGE FARM ANIMALS AS I CAN SO WHEN I FOUND OUT THE DOMINIQUE WAS ENDANGERED I STARTED WANTING TO HATCH DOMINIQUE CHICKS AT OLD BIDDY HATCHERY AND HERE THEY ARE!!! HERE IS ANOTHER ARTICLE THAT FOCUSES MORE ON THE DOMINIQUE CHICKS AND CHICKENS. CLICK HERE.

DOMINIQUE CHICKS
AS CHICKS DOMINIQUES LOOK A LOT LIKE THE BLACK AUSTRALORPS.

THE DOMINIQE BREED IS ALSO CALLED THE DOMINECKER WHICH IS THE WORD I GREW UP WITH. AS OF NOW, I’M NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE SURVIVED BUT THERE WAS ALSO A BANTAM BREED WHEN I WAS A KID. I ACTUALLY HAD A FEW OF THEM AT GRANNY’S HOUSE AND I INTEND TO START LOOKING INTO THEM AS WELL.

SPEAKING OF OUR COMMITMENT TO HERITAGE BREEDS CHECK OUT OUR HERITAGE RHODE ISLAND REDS TOO!!! CLICK HERE.

MORE ABOUT DOMINIQUE CHICKS AND CHICKENS

DOMINIQUE ROOSTER
HERE IS A CLOSER VIEW OF THE DOMINIQUE ROOSTER

BACK TO THE ORIGINAL HERTIAGE DOMINIQUE CHICKEN. IF YOU CLICKED ON THE LINKS ABOVE YOU ALREADY KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BUT I WILL SAY FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE GROWING UP AROUND THE DOMINIQUE BREED I NEVER REMEMBER A MEAN DOMONIQE HEN. I DO REMEMBER PROTECTIVE (not mean) ROOSTRERS, THEY WEREN’T MEAN AND DIDN’T TRY TO ATTACK BUT THEY WERE PROTECTIVE AND WOULD FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO PROTECT THEIR HENS. TO ME THIS IS WHAT MAKE A GREATR ROOSTER AND ENTITLES HIM TO HIS FOOD!!!

IF YOU DIDN’T CHECK OUT THE LINKS I’LL JUST SAY THEY ARE GOOD LAYERS (ABOUT 250-270 EGGS/YEAR). THEY ARE A BROODY CHICKEN THAT WILL SIT ONCE/YEAR. DOMINIQUE HENS ARE GREAT MOTHERS.  THEY ARE GOOD DUAL PORPUSE BIRDS WITH ROOSTERS WEIGNING ABOUT 7 POUNDS. DOMINIQUES  ARE GREAT FORAGERS AND DO WELL FREE RANGING. THEY ARE PROLIFIC BUG EATERS (INCLUDING FIRE ANTS) OH WELL…CHECK OUT THE LINKS AS YOU GET TIME.

ROSE COMB ON ROOSTER
THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE DOMINIQUE ROSE COMB.

IF YOU DECIDE YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME OF THIS WONDERFUL OLD AMERICAN HERITAGE BREED FOR YOURSELF OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH PRESERVATION OF THIS FARM BIRD PLEASE CALL PAUL MANN AT 336-449-9574. 

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