Another Chicken/Rooster Barred Rock/Dominique Thread

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by niter, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. niter

    niter Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four suspect birds. Two I am fairly certain are roosters, particularly since one tried a rather sorry crow this morning. Then, I have two birds that I am thinking are less dominiques and more like barred rock roosters. Opinions? Some of the photos are not as great as I was focusing on what look like saddle feathers to me (on the two barred birds). Thanks![​IMG]

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    All 'featured' birds are cockerels. The barred birds are crosses of some sort - not Dominiques.
     
  3. niter

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    Thank you. I had been suspecting the white one for a good bit of time....added bonus he gets more and more bizarre looking as he grows. It's a shame about the two barred birds being that they have a nice disposition and I am fond of the barred look. I may keep ONE if the respectful and pleasant disposition keeps but I have little use for roosters. That, and if I were to keep a rooster I would be inclined for it to be a purebred/heritage breed because breeding really would be the only reason for a rooster.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree on the mixed breed cockerels. Looks like there was a silkie, a Wyandotte, a barred Rock and who knows what else in the genetic soup.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on that. Sorry. :eek:(
     

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