Barred Rock or Dominique

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Goshen, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Goshen

    Goshen In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
    Hollywood, SC
    Hello. I bought these two chickens about a month ago. I was told they were Dominique hens about 5 months old. I now know one of them is a rooster and I think they both are. There is no doubt about the larger one on the right. He crows and mates with the hens. The smaller one doesn't lay and doesn't try to mate with the hens. But at times he/she and the rooster square off with each other, they flare up their feathers and they act very aggresive toward each other.

    Also, after researching the breeds, based on the comb type I think they are Barred Rocks rather than Dominiques.

    So I ask the experts. Dominiques or Barred Rocks, roosters or hens???

    Disregard the hen in the middle.

  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    they are Barred rock roosters.. a lot of the times to the backyard hobbiest anything thats barred is a "dominecker"
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I believe they are barred rocks, as Dominiques have rose combs. Nice looking birds!
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They're barred rocks.
  5. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Songster

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Barred Rocks and they are pretty birds!
  6. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    Barred Rocks- i am not real good with gender but i would say roo on the right and hen on the left
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Do you have a side profile pic of the bird to the left? It looks like a male.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Barred Rock roosters. Yep, boys. Pullets are much darker, usually.
  9. dr_lukanov

    dr_lukanov In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2009
    Barred Rock roosters. Dominiques have rose combs.
  10. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    barred rock roos, both roosters just the one on the left isnt as aggresive or has the testostrone as the other

    both good looking birds

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