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Dominique Bantam Chickens


The Dominique breed developed from the fowl introduced during the early settlement of New England. These were of the type predominating in the south of England and from which the Sussex and Dorking descended. This stock was widely distributed in the Eastern half of the United States by mid 19th century. The breed was generally known as Dominiques except in the region of origin where they were known as Plymouth Rock and occasionally as Pilgrim Fowls. The differentiation between Plymouth Rock and Dominique was not made until 1870 when the management of the New York state poultry show ruled that only rose combed fowl of intermediate size could compete as Dominiques, and that all medium and large single combed fowl of this color would be known as Plymouth Rocks. A small single combed bird of this color was called a Dominique Leghorn.

Characteristics: Good brooder and good mother. well adaptable to confinement or free range. Very calm mostly, but more flighty than other breeds. Very cold hardy.

  • Standard Weights: Cock-28 oz; Hen-24 oz; Cockerel-26 oz; Pullet-22 oz.
  • Varieties: Barred
  • Skin Color: Yellow
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown
  • Use: Exhibition
  • Origin: United States

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