Dominique or Barred rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joebwe25, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    I know the two breads are similar and so it makes me wonder -
    Is she a barred rock like they said she is?
    Here is a pic -
    What do you think?

    More pics on the way!
  2. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    I thought barred rock had black down their legs. I could be wrong...
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks just like my barred black on her legs.......
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    My barred rocks all have a grayish-black color down the front of their legs. But maybe some don't, like okiechick's. I'm not sure. But she is pretty!

    I looked at some pics on Google, and the Dominiques do not have black down their legs and it looks like they have rose combs.
    The barred Rocks have black down their legs, and have single combs.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 8, 2007
  5. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2007
    I have Doms, but one does NOT have a rose comb. Their legs do look darker than the girl in your picture.
  7. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2007
    my plymouth barred rocks look more striped. your lines don't seem all the way across. but i'm no expert. [​IMG]
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Are the legs whitish or more yellow I can't tell from your photo.

    I posted photos of my barred rock and cuckoo maran yesterday (who also look very much alike).

    You can read this for the differences between dominiques and barred rocks (this is Cyn's usually linkage for identification)

    If the legs are white I have to say she is a cuckoo maran.

    If the legs are yellow I say barred rock.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2007
  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Having a single comb and white legs, I am going to say cuckoo maran. Barred rocks should have single comb and yellow legs. Doms have a rose comb and not sure what color legs.
  10. howlingwoodsfarm

    howlingwoodsfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have barred and a dominique and first thing I thought when I saw the pic is that i thought it must be a cucko maran.


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