The Dominique Chicken is perhaps the oldest of the distinctive American breeds, being mentioned in the earliest poultry books as an indigenous and valued variety, as an excellent layer, very hardy and good for the table. They were first seen in this country at the Birmingham Show of 1870 and re-imported in 1984.
If you’re hoping to make friends with your new flock, then the Dominique is the way to go. This compact heritage breed is as friendly and docile as they come.
We have not yet found another breeder of Dominique in the UK, and this breed is now incredibly rare here.
Conservation Status: Threatened.
Eggs: 180 light brown eggs a year.