Barred Rock vs Dominicker

Ugly Cowboy

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Apr 25, 2008
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Ok yall, is there a true difference between a Dominicker (aint sure if I'm spellin that right) and Barred Rocks?
 

wren

Songster
12 Years
May 27, 2007
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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).
 

mikarod

Songster
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Sep 28, 2008
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Oklahoma
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:


Barred Rock:


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

Beekissed

Free Ranging
12 Years
Feb 14, 2008
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Both of those boys are purdy!
I have the Domineckers
, 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!


Sorry, must get in the bragging while I can....
 

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