Are my barred chickens rocks?

schmije

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Aug 25, 2008
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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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ozarkhen

In the Brooder
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Aug 18, 2010
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Pretty girls! I got some like that. Got a roo, too! I think they are dominis.........
 

schmije

Songster
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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Peoria, IL
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.
 

txcarl1258

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Sep 11, 2010
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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.
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
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Jun 1, 2009
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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.

American Dominique -
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Chris
 

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