Barred or Dominique?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Luvs, Dec 28, 2018.

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  1. Luvs

    Luvs Chirping

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    20181228_221943.jpg So I have what I thought was a year old Dominique hen. Then I got 2 Barred Rock pullets. Thanks to chicken OCD's I've also purchased a couple of books on chickens and read a bunch online. Which is exactly where my confusion comes into play. The hen I thought was a dominique (Bets in photo) has a single comb, not a
    Rose comb and she definitely looks different than the barred rocks. Attaching a pic and would so very grateful if someone could tell me what I have here please and thank you!
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    She doesn't have the right comb or proper barring for a Dom so I will say she is a Barred Plymouth Rock.
    She could be a single comb Dom, but I don't think so.
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Wait. Her feet don't match.

    On second thought, I think she is a Cuckoo Maran. What color egg does she lay?
     
  4. AlleysChicks

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    I’m thinking cuckoo also.
     
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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    x3 Cuckoo Marans.

    Unless you got her from a breeder, she likely just lays a medium brownish egg. Usually only breeder stock will lay the darker Marans eggs.

    LofMc
     
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    The pullet on the left is getting ready to lay, she's almost 5 months old. She's supposed to be a barred rock. The pic on right that says Bets is supposed to be the Dominique and she is 11 months old. Her eggs are a medium to large brown egg. So I'm unsure what breed either of these girls are
     
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    These girls were all purchased at TSC durning chick days and were not supposed to be mixed bins.
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Bets is a barred Rock.
     
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  9. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    Looks like cuckoo marans to me. I have two of them, Lily and Peaches. They are great birds!
     
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  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Cuckoo Marans on the left, Barred Rock on the right. Pretty girls. :)

    ~Alex
     
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