22 week Dominique- rooster or hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flopschocolate, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. flopschocolate

    flopschocolate In the Brooder

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    I've had this Dominique since it was about 14 weeks old and never questioned its gender until it started crowing a few weeks ago. Then I started noticing some tail feathers coming in and its comb has become huge lately. No eggs yet.

    Still not sure though as there are no spurs and the comb appears to be the style that Dominique hens have.

    Here it is this morning:
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    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Songster

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  3. spoikey

    spoikey In the Brooder

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    Looks more like a Barred Rock rooster to me. That isn't the comb of a typical Dominique.
     
  4. flopschocolate

    flopschocolate In the Brooder

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    So not all roosters have spurs? Anyone in the Albuquerque area want a rooster?
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Young cockerels don't have much in the line of spurs.
    Many Mediterranean hens have spurs. Some quite large.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    It's 100% male.

    but not a Dominique, they have rose combs and yellow skin. I'm thinking it's a cuckoo Marans mix.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    and definitely a Marans cross.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  9. flopschocolate

    flopschocolate In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the help! Within minutes of posting this, he started trying to climb up on my hens and all doubt was quickly dispelled. He has since been rehomed to someone who was ready for a rooster!
     

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