Barred Rock vs Dominicker

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ugly Cowboy, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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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).
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Yes!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    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:
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    Barred Rock:
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    Sorry...I just LOVE this Barred Rock....
     
  5. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Ok thanks! That helps, I always just thought they was the same thing!
     
  6. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they both related to a cockoo maran?
    They sure look alike [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope. Many birds have barring that aren't related. Cuckoo Marans have white legs. Doms and BRs have yellow-that's one big difference.
     
  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Both of those boys are purdy! [​IMG] I have the Domineckers [​IMG], 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! [​IMG]

    Sorry, must get in the bragging while I can.... [​IMG]
     
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
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