A miniature size of the Dominique Standard chicken breed and recognized by the American Poultry Standard of Perfection in 1960. The Dominique Bantam chicken has a docile and calm disposition and become quite the pets. They enjoy being around people and lay a lot of eggs. They are colored up just like the Standard Size and have a rose comb. Mark Fields was instrumental in providing Cackle Hatchery some seed stock of the bantam and standard size decades ago. Mark passed in January 2021 and he will be missed by many in the poultry world. They are a great back yard chicken and show/exhibition type chicken that will delight all. Cheap-cheep. Enjoy!
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the standard version of the breed, the Dominique Chicken
To learn about how to tell the difference between a Barred Rock bantam and a Dominique Bantam Chicken please check out our blog here.
Joyce Evenson –
Our Dominique bantams arrived safely this am. There were extras and everyone arrived alive, but one little one was off by itself and didnt seem so good. Unfortunately he passed shortly thereafter, but everyone else seems happy and vigorous, even after their long and stressful trip thru the mail. They are absolutely beautiful bantams and were packaged carefully for the trip, including a little heat pad to help them have less cold stress along the way. First time to order from cackle and very happy with the quality and care for their chicks that has been displayed so far. Thanks!
We have five of these that live happily with our full size black and cuckoo marans pullets. One has a crooked tail, but otherwise they are very beautiful birds with great personalities. They love to run around the barnyard in a group looking for something good to eat, we call them the squad. If I were to pick one breed to have as pets, these would be it.
The Dominique I received was supposed to be a bantam. It is fully grown now and standard sized. It is of decent quality though. I was disappointed that even though some chicks didn’t make it within a few days of receiving, you offered no replacement. You did do a refund though. You were very easy to deal with and I would order from you again. The old English bantams we received are very pretty and colors that are difficult to get elsewhere.
This was first time for us to raise the Dominique Bantam among others. They are a miniature kind, half the size of the large kind, and not much larger then the Silver Sebright Bantam . Their eggs are small, as well. Right in their early adulthood both our Dominique Bantam chickens became broody, and we got ten more new chicks within the first year. The rooster was one of our Silver Sebright Bantam, so I am looking Forward to see what will be the end result of that combination.
The Dominique Bantam is a very friendly and peaceful kind, and amazing mothers!!! We did nothing to help her raise her chick, she would disappeared at night then appeared in the morning with all ten of them! Once they got their feathers she simply let them be on their own, but still present there for them. Amazing kind!
Spencer C –
Gr8 layers, somewhat skittish, NOT aggressive!
Ordered 15 sr, received 14 females & 2 males. They lay a lot of small/medium eggs, 5+ a week. 1 died early on all others thrived extremely well, very vigorous line. Not aggressive at all but a bit skittish. Meaty bodies, some look to have a little barred rock type in their background. Would recommend these birds to every1. They’re vigorous and my best layers.
I am writing to tell you that the 6 bantams we ordered plus 3!!!! extras arrived on Wednesday morning. The care you took in packaging and getting them to us was outstanding. We Ordered Rock Island Red, Dominique, Old English Creole and Barred Old English. We had two dehydrated babies, pretty weak, it was clear across country to get here. We couldn’t get them to drink so gave each a few drops of water with a few grains of chick electrolytes and within a couple of hours they were up and running around. We could not be more pleased with these healthy babies, they are adapting to our active household and beginning to join in with their own opinions, lol. Thanks so much for the quality and the service.
Ordered 15 of these boys & girls,and they turned out to be everything they are said to be,very pleased with these tough guys,this New Mexico Rocky Mountains weather had nothing on them
Jason & Jessica, Indiana March 2012 –
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We received our chicks from you this morning after the post office called about 6 am. I brought them home and dipped their beaks in warm water and fed them in the brooder. When I checked them at 2:00 pm they were all live and running about great. They are the most robust chicks I’ve ever seen after being shipped. We ordered Dominique Bantams and Buff Orpington Bantams and would recommend you guys to anyone for bantams. I am VERY PLEASED WITH MY ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am excited to see how these young birds turn out and am hoping we can get some nice Dominiques to add to our show string this Fall. Thank you for your great service and for great chicks!!!
Mark, Missouri March 2010 –
Cackle Hatchery Catalog
I received a copy of your catalog from you and I’m writing you to compliment you on it. The new catalog outshines all others in the industry. Your efforts to capture quality photos of real birds which are representative of the breeds have made the catalog informative and interesting. The layout is nice, clean and easy to navigate. In short I can’t say enough positive things. Job well done! On another note, I continue to receive individuals seeking advice on breeding Dominiques and I now tell people your hatchery as the only commercial available source worth considering. Recent photos of Dominique bantams that I’ve seen indicates you are doing a good job working with the bloodline I provided. If i were in a position to have chickens again i would not hesitate to order from your hatchery for my start back into the show circuit. Keep up the good work.
Peter Texas May 2010 –
Bantams arrived this AM
Thank you for the extra-mile effort to call and ask about sending my order early. it was a big help to us. I received the call Wed afternoon and they arrived this morning. Friday, in great shape, all alive and very active. I have ordered from other hatcheries for years and always been treated well, but Cackle’s selection, quality, personnel and process have been the best. Always friendly, always met their commitments, replaced the lost chicks without question. The chicks from the first order are feathered out and totally healthy. These were the first banties we ever ordered and we were a little nervous. Our grands are going to have fun showing them, owning them. Us too.