Another in our series of chicken images showing specific breeds, this one shows the beautiful American Dominique fowl. The hens have a fairly calm disposition but the males can be quite aggressive and have been known to kill small cats. The barred feathers are quite distinctive, making Dominiques one of the easiest of the chickens to identify. Add this public domain chicken image to your next project and you’ll be sure not to lay an egg.
It is so much fun finding vintage books full of wonderful illustrations. Thomas E. Hill’s 1882 work Hill’s Album of Biography and Art provided over 200 drawings for this site.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.