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The Dominique is considered America’s oldest breed of chicken. They were introduced during colonial times from southern England. They are a dual purpose breed valued for their meat weighing 6 to 8 lbs at maturity and medium to large brown eggs. They have good feed to egg conversion, good at foraging and return to the henhouse to lay and roost. Their heavy plumage, which protects them in cold weather, was once highly sought after as fill for pillows and feather beds. As you can see, their versatility make them an excellent homestead choice. They carry a sex-linked gene making them easy to separate at hatching. Pullets will have a yellow spot on top of the head and dark gray or black toes. Cockerels have yellow toes and their heads are yellow and black blended.
Although still classified as critically rare, we are hoping that with the newly exploding homegrown environment these prolific birds will once again take their proper place on the American homestead.
For more information about this breed go to Dominiquechicken.com.