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Dominique Standard Day-Old Chicken

$3.05
Availability:
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Min Order:
3-3-1
Variant Prices:
$3.05-$3.90-$2.60
Breed:
Dominique
Status:
Rare
APA Recognized:
Yes
Weight:
Roosters 7 lbs | Hens 5 lbs
Purpose:
Dual
Egg Color:
Brown
Egg Production:
Good, 180-260 eggs per year
Egg Size:
Large
Temperament:
Calm, Personable
Broody:
Yes
Origin:
United States

Product Overview

Not much is known about this breed except it originated in the United States and New England. It became well known in the mid 18th century and was probably the kind of bird your ancestors raised. Around 1950 the breed was considered nearly extinct but revived in the 1970s. This chicken looks much like the Barred Plymouth Rock with black and white barred feathers. Did you know that this color and pattern of feather serve as a type of camouflage? It makes it difficult for other aerial predators to see and protects them. This is also a dual purposed bird used for egg laying and meat production. A great free range fowl. Eggs are medium to large and brown. May lay over 200 eggs annually.

Hens of this species weigh about 5 pounds while roosters weigh 7. This breed is APA recognized and is one of the many fine species of chickens we have for sale at Valley Hatchery.

This beautiful breed also comes in a mini size, the Dominique Bantam!