This book wasn't exactly what I expected. I had imagined more of a personal essay on the personality of Dominique's or memoirs of Dominique owners. That being said this is a very exacting history on the possible origins of the American Dominique breed of chicken and about the original standards of the Dominique. The real Dominique breed standards are not just a rose combed version of the Barred Plymouth Rock (which is the conclusion you might draw from the many too heavy & not bred to standard Dominique's seen at many poultry shows). Mark Fields really exhaustively researched the true Dominique type. In the book he quotes 100s if not more old poultry publications, experts, old-timers, advertisements and show results as to the original breed standard.
If you are thinking about breeding or showing Dominique's you should read this book. There are some really good photo's in the book as well. I'm happy this book was written, as it will help keep the Dominique chicken standard true. I'm proud that Mark Fields has thought enough of my favorite breed of chicken to write this kind of biography.