, also known as Dominicker
or Pilgrim Fowl
, is a chicken breed originating in the
USA during the Colonial period. It is considered America's oldest breed of
chicken, probably descending from chickens brought to New England from
southern England during colonial times. By the 19th century, they were
widely popular and were raised in many parts of the country. Dominique chickens
are a dual purpose breed, being valued for their meat as well as for
their brown eggs. They weigh 6 to 8 pounds at maturity.
Dominique hens tend to be calm, personable birds (a desirable trait
in an egg production bird). Their calm, steady demeanor makes them
successful as show birds or family pets. The hens tend to be good mothers, brooding and raising chicks with a high rate of success. The Dominique is hardy and a good forager, traits which are
attributed to the harsh conditions in which the breed first developed.As always, we welcome you to browse our hens for sale to find the backyard chickens you're looking for!