Are my barred chickens rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by schmije, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four barred pullets, and I'd like to know if they're rocks or something else. We have one barred rock that came from a different hatchery, and she's darker than these. I wonder if these might be dominiques. How can I tell the difference? We got our first egg from them today!

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  2. ozarkhen

    ozarkhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty girls! I got some like that. Got a roo, too! I think they are dominis.........
     
  3. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a roo too. This is Harvey.

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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I think they're Dominiques. I could very easily be wrong. But I do think so. Harvey is, anyway.
     
  5. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the pictures the girls look a little darker than they really are, because I took the pictures as it was starting to get dark. Their coloring is basically the same as Harvey.

    Do dominiques have a different comb? Mine all have a standard single comb.
     
  6. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There Plymouth Barred Rocks I raise and breed em, Dominiqans or w/e there called have a rose comb. or is it a pea comb anyhow PBR have a single comb [​IMG]
     
  7. they are barred rocks! Dominiques have rose combs & are smaller silly heads!
     
  8. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have barred rocks. A true Dominique has a rose comb, also they have a different barring pattern. Not really sure how to describe it, but a true Dominique looks different than a barred rock.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There hatchery type Barred Rock with very coarse barring.
    The barring on a true Barred Rock would be very clean.

    The American Dominique would have a Rose Comb and should have a Gamey look.

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  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks...great birds. You are gonna love em!
     

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