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Howdy! I got some great little hens from a lady but they don't quite look like the Barred Rock girls I have! Any thoughts?




Compared to my barred rock:

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Dominique?  I'm not good at figuring those out but check out these pictures..

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=dominique&type=61

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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Thanks!
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Pretty girl! It's not a dominique because it has a single comb. I still think Barred Rock, probably just a bit lower quality than your other ones. 

Lots o chickens!

5 Pekin and Pekin x Mallard ducks! 

 

Hobby/Urban farm blogger!  http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/ 

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 1 - breeds) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-guide.html

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 2 - health) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-gui...

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Lots o chickens!

5 Pekin and Pekin x Mallard ducks! 

 

Hobby/Urban farm blogger!  http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/ 

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 1 - breeds) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-guide.html

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 2 - health) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-gui...

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I don't know if you can tell but the first hen (hen in question) has pale pink/white feet with black pigmentation. All my other barred rock girls have bright yellow feet...breed difference?
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Originally Posted by tannysue88 View Post

I don't know if you can tell but the first hen (hen in question) has pale pink/white feet with black pigmentation. All my other barred rock girls have bright yellow feet...breed difference?

Given the single comb and white legs, I'd say it's a Cuckoo Marans or a Cuckoo Marans mix. The general rule for barred breeds is as follows:

 

Single comb + yellow legs = Barred Rock

Rose comb + yellow legs = Dominique

Single comb + white legs = Cuckoo Marans

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