Barred rock vs. Dominique chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vermontgal, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sharing a chick order with a neighbor (still a small order, 7 birds total). As part of the mix, she is getting a BR and I am getting a Dominique. Any tips on telling these chicks apart? I know that the BR has a single comb and the Dominique a rose comb. Will we be able to tell those tiny combs apart at 1 day old? They will both be pullets (we hope!).

  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Yes, you will be able to tell the difference. The br will have an obvious single comb and the dom's comb will look flat.
  3. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cool! Thanks.
  4. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, this was a non-issue. There were only 6 chicks in the box, instead of the 7 we ordered. I think we ended up with the barred rock, but no dominique. [​IMG]
  5. kyliekobe

    kyliekobe Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2009
    I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't get your Dominique. Did you order from MPC. I received 2 Dominiques from MPC last week, and one died the second day I got them. [​IMG] She became very lethargic, and just wouldn't get the end of the day she passed away. The other one though, is very feisty and becoming my sons favorite chick of the bunch.

    I also have 3 month old BR's and just love them. They are sooo tame compared to my RIR's. They actually come when I call them and follow me around the yard...always begging for food.[​IMG] You won't be disappointed. Good luck!
  6. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Dominique I ordered was from Meyer (who ships for MPC). Sorry to hear that yours died.

    The barred rock in the order was for my neighbor, but I have an adult BR already.

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