Barred Rock vs Dominicker

wren

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Sure. Barred rocks have a more distinct pattern, single comb and are a fairly good dual purpose breed if memory serves.

Dominiques are an old heritage breed of chicken with a rose comb and probably are better at flying than Barred Rocks (less body weight).
 

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mikarod

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AAARRRGGG!!!!

Dominiques vs. Barred Rocks.

Dominecker is a general term that was used in "olden times" to describe birds with the barred pattern.

Dominiques have a rose-comb, less definition in their barring and are generally smaller. They lay brown eggs.

Barred Rocks have a single comb, are "blocky" and have straight lines going over their bodies on each individual feather. HOWEVER, hatchery stock can have similar lines to a cuckoo maran and dominiques. In this case, the comb is sometimes the only way to tell the difference between the two breeds (Dominique and Barred Rock).

Dominique:
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Barred Rock:
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Sorry...I just LOVE this Barred Rock....
 

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Both of those boys are purdy!
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I have the Domineckers
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, as I find they have perky personalities and are good layers. I like the fact that they are a heritage breed also. Sweet, fat hens that lay pretty brown eggs...can it get any better? Well, except my big, blue roo, of course!
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Sorry, must get in the bragging while I can....
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