This is the only book ever written that is devoted exclusively to the Dominique breed. This book is the culmination of 20 years of research, spans more than 200 reference items and is written by one of the country’s foremost breeders of both large and bantam Dominiques, Mark A. Fields.
The 352-page book is printed on high-quality acid-free paper and has a hardback, cloth covered binding reminiscent of books published in the early 1800s. To prevent unnecessary wear on this fine covering, a four-color dust jacket is included. The dust jacket is highlighted by matching photographs of Carol Voter, recently deceased authority on Dominiques. One picture is Carol Voter with a male Dominique and the other with Carol holding a female.
A quick review of the Table of Contents reveals chapters on varied topics such as: Origin of the Dominique, Comparison to Other Breeds, Genetics, Bantams, Folklore and much more. The chapters are generously supplemented with high quality photographs and many pieces of historic artwork. Several items included in this book have not been seen by the general public for almost a century.
Chapters from the book
Origin and Evolution of the Dominique Chicken
Detailed Characteristics of Dominiques
Dominique Characteristics as they have Varied
Dominiques Compared to Other Breeds
Genetics of the Dominique
Characteristics to Avoid
Dominiques s Fancy Fowl at the Shows
Judging Dominiques at Poultry Shows
Dominique Breeders over the Years
Folklore of the Dominique
Organizations Boosting Dominiques
Current Status of the Dominique
Suggested Readings on Dominiques
Click on this link to read the book reviews: Book Reviews
While a second edition of the print book is being worked on, I have decided to make the first edition available as an e-book. The e-book is available at major marketplaces such as Amazon.
For those wanting an actual book I have made high quality black and white copies available. They are spiral bound with a plastic cover. The cost is $25 + 4.50 for shipping.
In the meantime we continue to solicit and collect any information that might be used in the upcoming revision.
Send correspondence to:
Mark A. Fields
600 Maplewood Dr
Columbia, MO 65203