Dominique chicks - what to take guess at gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amy King Hanson, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received these cuties from Meyer Hatchery as part of LeAnn's Adopt Me.I'm guessing Dominiques because of the rose combs. I thought all barred breeds were easily sexed but by reading forums... I guess not. But would anyone like to take a guess?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  3. donrae

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    Can you get pics of the top of the heads so we can see the spots, and of the legs to see the color?
     
  4. Amy King Hanson

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  6. donrae

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    In this pic I'm leaning toward pullet on the right, and cockerel on the left. however, in the next pic, my guess would be reversed [​IMG]. I'd stick with this guess, though. Let us know how things turn out?
     
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  7. BeachMomma

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    I'm leaning towards all pullets because of leg color.

    You will know without a doubt within a wk. Dominique roos will have more white in their feathers than the pullets and their combs pink up quickly. Pullet's leg color will be slate and males tend to be more yellow.
    Here's a picture of mine when they were about 4 wks old I think. Left one is a pullet and right is the roo.
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    Another when they were just getting in feathers. You can see the white feathers coming in vs the 2 pullets darker feathers
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  8. Amy King Hanson

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    Oooh! Thank you for the advice and the pictures!! I like you set up. I'll keep updating pictures.

    The funny thing is, I started out with four Dominique chicks. With not being familiar with the breed, I looked at the combs and heads to try to determine gender. I have two away that had smaller combs. LOL! I guess only time will tell.
     
  9. BeachMomma

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    You'll love the Dominiques. They are a really great breed. Very curious about everything and are pretty hearty during the winter. Handle them everyday and they'll stay more calm for you as they get older.
     
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  10. Amy King Hanson

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    Here is an updated photo.

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