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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Dominiques


Similarity in plumage of the American Dominique and Barred Plymouth Rock has been the price of the former's popularity. Their color is grayish-white, each feather regularly crossed with parallel bars of blue-black, producing the effect of a bluish-tinged plumage, the color being the same throughout. The illustration of Barred Plymouth Rock feathers shown in fig. 2 will do equally as well for the markings of the feathers of the Dominique. They have rose combs, in both male and female, and bright yellow legs. Those who are partial to their color of plumage will find the Dominique a good bird to keep. They are good layers, hardy, mature early, and dress well for the table.

The standard weight of cocks is 8 pounds (3.9 kg); hens, 6 pounds (2.9 kg); cockerels, 7 pounds (3.4 kg); and pullets, 5 pounds (2.5 kg).


FOR FURTHER READING...

The first three images come from the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science's Poultry Breeds pages. The fourth image is from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Dominiques page at Oklahoma and the Dominiques page at FeatherSite contain further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl. Clicking on each image takes you to the page specifically about that particular variety.


Dominique Image #1 Dominique Photo #1 Dominique Photo #2 Dominique Photo #3

Image Credits (from left to right): Copyright © 1996, 1997, Oklahoma State University Board of Regents; Copyright © 1996, 1997, Oklahoma State University Board of Regents; Copyright © 1996, 1997, Oklahoma State University Board of Regents; Courtesy of Barry Koffler

Please note: These links point to pages that are being served off of the Oklahoma State University's web server and off the cyborganic.net web server, which are not part of the Chickscope project. Because of this, the pages may be missing or corrupted, and control of this is generally out of the hands of the Chickscope development team.

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