Chicken breeds: Dominican

Chicken breeds: Dominican

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Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

American breed whose English name is Dominiques.
Of uncertain origins, it seems to derive from chickens imported into America from southern England.
Almost disappeared, it has recently undergone a certain reawakening of interest in the country of origin.
Dual-purpose breed.
Yellow skin and reddish shell eggs.

Morphological characteristics

The typical color of the coat is slate (sparrow hawk), with black and white slate striped feathers.
Small head with typical rose-shaped crest.
Small mumps and medium red wattles.
Wide abdomen and back.
Wide tail. Medium yellow legs.

Medium weight:
- Roosters 2.0 - 2.5 kg
- Hens 1.75 - 2.25 kg

Dominican rooster and hens

Dominican breed cock (photo

Breed standard - FIAV


It is the oldest American race, of unknown origin; introduced in Europe in the late seventies of the nineteenth century.

Minimum weight g. 58
Shell color: brownish.

Rooster: 20
Hen: 18

Medium-sized country-shaped chicken; strong; with slightly Asian typology; medium height habit; plumage well
adherent to the body, with sparrow-hawk design; lively temperament.

General appearance and characteristics of the breed

Trunk: long, strong and cylindrical; a little inclined towards the back. In the hen fuller and more compact cylindrical shape.
Head: small, with flat forehead.
Beak: medium length; yellow to horn color.
Eyes: orange-red iris.
Crest: narrow; low; of a width as constant as possible; fine pearling; ends with a straight and short plug.
Bargigli: small and well rounded.
Face: without feathers.
Mumps: small; red.
Neck: as fine as possible; well feathered, but with a fairly short cape.
Shoulders: wide and rounded.
Back: wide and of medium length. Full rump with not too long lanceolate. Long and wide back in the hen.
Wings: of medium length; well tightened to the body.
Tail: fairly low and wide reach; with wide sickles, regularly arranged and as long as possible. In the tail hen
flow rate not too high and at the point of transition with the back full but without bearings.
Chest: full; carried high and prominent. It is deep in the hen.
Legs: strong legs with tight plumage. Medium length tarsi; without feathers; yellow color; some dark spots in the hen
is tolerated. Medium-length fingers; well spread out.
Belly: well developed.

ROOSTER: Kg. 2,0 - 2,5
HEN: Kg. 1,75 - 2,25

Serious defects:
Small, weak or too large subject; massive body; rimming back line; broom tail; ridge too large; White
in the mumps; feathered tarsi.

Conformation: well tightened to the body.


Each feather with sparrow hawk design alternately black and gray-blue. The design is somewhat arched. In the rooster the drawing is the same
width; in the hen the dark parts are wider than the light parts. The design is clear, but its delimitation is imprecise. The
duvet is only faintly designed.
Serious defects: red or yellow hues in the plumage; bars that replace the sparrowhawk design.

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