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Is this 11-wk-old Dominique male or female?  I have no others to compare it to, but its waddles are much, much smaller than same-age Barred Rocks.

I have never seen it hold its tail up to create the classic Dominque rooster U-shape back.  It hangs out with the hens (but so do a few of other breed roosters) and is very dainty-acting (don't ask me how to define that--but I know it when I see it).  It has a bit of slate on the front of its yellow legs and feet.

But it has longish tail feathers and seems to be more white than black.  And none of the roosters seem interested in it.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13645_dominique_11_wks.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13645_dominique_head_11_wks.jpg

Thanks for your help.

Carol in Minnesota

post #2 of 14

He's a darling little boy. big_smile

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post #3 of 14

The coloring and legs look very boyish to me.

Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, six goats, four sheep, four dogs, a bunch of chickens, 10 guineas, and 8 ducks. We relocated to Virginia in 2013 and are working to start our farm back up.
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post #4 of 14

Male.

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post #5 of 14

Those huge feet are a dead give away.

Roo.

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post #6 of 14

Cockerel.

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post #7 of 14

Thought i bought 6 dominique hens at 6 weeks old. The older they get the more some look like roosters.

post #8 of 14

Cockerel.

post #9 of 14
IS MY 1WEEK OLD R.I.R.X BUFF ORPINGTON HEN OR COCKERIL
post #10 of 14

Does any one know what breed this is.She lays brown eggs and is abt one year old.
Edited by Roo782 - 12/18/16 at 9:58am
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