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Dominique or barred rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Muncy89, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Muncy89

    Muncy89 In the Brooder

    Was thinking he's a barred rock just a light barred rock but the comb kinda looks like a mix between a single comb and another type idk

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Barred rock cockerel.
    Single comb is BR. Rose comb is Dom.
     
  3. Muncy89

    Muncy89 In the Brooder

    Thats what I was thinking just noticed how to back end of the comb looked sorta like a rose comb tip. But anywho from the barring would you say he is a light barred rock (Like got a double dose of the barring genes) or what?
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    That’s what the males look like. The pullets/hens are darker.
     
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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Yep, as a male, he definitely got a double dose. Males have two copies of the barring gene... making them lighter in color; females only have one copy making them darker. This goes for BR and Doms.
     
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  6. Muncy89

    Muncy89 In the Brooder

    Alright appreciate all the info. Guy said it was a dom and as soon as I seen the comb I figured it was a BR, Preferred to have a BR over the dom anyway to attempt some backyard breeding. Thanks again for the quick replies
     
  7. Muncy89

    Muncy89 In the Brooder

    I was asking because of the info I found in this handy dandy little link https://barredplymouthrock.com/content/breeding-barred-rocks I was wanting to know if he actually is a light barred male vs a regularly barred male so I know how things will turn out if I breed him to a solid color hen :D
     
  8. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Are you in Europe? APA doesn't recognize black Plymouth Rock and US breeders do not breed that way
     
  9. Muncy89

    Muncy89 In the Brooder

    So I couldn't breed him with a RIR and end up with all barred offspring? Thats the only difference Ive noticed myself was the fact they used a black hen vs using a red hen
     
  10. Helloworld

    Helloworld Songster

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    That is what a real barred rock should look like. Most you see have wider black and thats not right.
     
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