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Differences between Barred Rock hens and Dominique Hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by carolinachickie, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. carolinachickie

    carolinachickie Out Of The Brooder

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    It is very hard for me to see the difference between a Barred Rock hen and a Dominique hen. Can someone please explain to me the differences in appearance and personality of the two? And I'm just assuming the Barred Rock is a better egg layer?
     
  2. fuhrchick

    fuhrchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Comb type is probably the easiest way to tell. Barred Rock has a single comb and dominiques have more of a rose or walnut comb (sorry don't remember which).
    Personalities I really don't know because I have only had Barred Rocks. They are good hens. Mine never went broody but she was also attacked by a stray dog so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. Very friendly though.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    In hatchery stock there much the same other that comb type, Plymouth Barred Rock has a Single Comb and the Dominique has a Rose Comb. Now there is a huge difference between the two breeds when referring to Show Quality/ Pure Bred Stock.
    Try this link
    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Dominiques_and_Barred_Rocks.html



    (Chris(
     
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  4. kulangi

    kulangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link that clearly explains the differences between the two breeds.
     
  5. Shima

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    Barred Plymouth Rock or Dominique? Thanks.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Hatchery barred Rock.
     
  7. Shima

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    Hatchery barred rock? As opposed to what other kind of barred rock? Thanks.
     
  8. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatcheries breed lower quality birds. Pure bred birds from breeders usually are much heartier birds. It is the same difference between a puppy mill boxer and one from a breeder who cares about the breed's standards.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yep, hatchery quality in the bird world is like pet quality in the dog world. Just means she doesn't necessarily meet the breed standard, but then again none of my flock does lol.
     
  10. Shima

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    Thanks for the details. [​IMG]
     

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