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Dominique hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sharebear29, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. sharebear29

    sharebear29 In the Brooder

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    both of these are supposed to be dominique hens. However, when looking at them side by side the comb and tail feathers look a little different.

    Could the back one be a rooster? Or......could it be partial Barred Rock?

    Thank you.

    Sharon
     

  2. do you mean the chickens in you avatar?
     
  3. sharebear29

    sharebear29 In the Brooder

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    Sorry...I guess the pic might help.
     
  4. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Look like Hatchery Quality BR's. They don;t always have the right combs with hatchery birds. And I don't see hackle or saddle feathers on the one in back. I would say both girls.
     
  5. they both appear to be hens, but the one in the back looks like a barred rock. how old are they?
     
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  6. sharebear29

    sharebear29 In the Brooder

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    I believe they're about a year. They should be old enough if they were roos it should be obvious. That's why I'm pretty sure they're hens...it's just strange they look different.
     
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    If one was a boy it would look like your avatar pic. I think they are both Rocks though, they have the red faces of Rocks. Like I stated before, Hatchery birds can have incorrect combs. One of my Production Reds has a Leghorns comb, huge and floppy. My other Red has the correct, shorter single comb that is straight up.
     

  8. at a year they are both hens, one is a barred rock, and one is a Dominique, that is why they look different.
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Ditto. The girl with the small rosecomb is a Dominique. The girl with the tall straight comb is a Barred Rock.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    those are both hens. the one in front is a dom and the one in the back is a barred rock
     

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