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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by netty74, Aug 6, 2013.
It's a Barred rock Dominiques have rose combs.
I was told this was a Dominique , I am new to keeping chickens and the more i look at breeds the more i think this is a Barred Rock . I don't care either way , I just would like to know . Any help would be great !!!!! Thanks !!
Hatchery stock Barred Rock.
I thought So , that is a big help !!!
The guy I bought her from said she was a Dominique , who knows maybe he was told wrong when he bought her . I still love them , they are my nicest chickens >.
TO: netty74...She is also a He...God Bless and good luck...
Really ??? How can u tell ????
He is a male because he has tail sickles (those long feathers you see coming up from his tail feathers).
It is indeed a cockerel. Pullets are darker as they only have one barring gene, while cockerels have two barring genes. The cockerels appear more "silver" or lighter to most people's eye. Add to this the huge, thick legs of a male. Additionally, thin saddle feathers are already cascading down. Saddle feathers fall similar to a fancy ornaments on a Palomino horse in the Rose Bowl parade.
Side by side? The Barred Rocks are extremely easy to sex.
So, in short, that seller did not sell you a Dominique nor is it a hen.