Dominique chickens are considered a “heritage” bird because it is considered America’s oldest breed. At first glance, Dominique Chickens and Barred Rocks appear strikingly similar. The strongest difference is that the Dominique has a rose comb while Barred Rocks have a single comb. The Dominique can grow to a good table weight and has yellow skin. Dominique Chickens are considered a dual purpose breed, but they are excellent layers, producing 200-260 medium to large brown eggs annually. Dominique hens can become broody and tend to be calm and personable. The calm, steady demeanor of the Dominique makes them successful as show birds or family pets. Dominique chickens are considered a rare breed in the United States.
Approx 200-260 Med. – Lg Brown Eggs/Yr | Mature WT: Male 7#, Female 5#
- Poultry Show Class: American Class
- Weights: Hen: 5 lbs Rooster: 7 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Production, Eggs & Meat
- Color of Egg Shell: Brown
- Egg Production: 200-260 eggs per year.
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Active
- Broody: Variable
- Origin: United States, New England
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1874.
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.