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Dominique or Barred Rock??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LoveMyFeatherBabies, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. LoveMyFeatherBabies

    LoveMyFeatherBabies Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess a lot of people know the difference, but I don't... I have two of these girls and they are GORGEOUS!! My dad went back to school (and I'm so proud of him!) for horticulture and one of the girls in his class is moving to DC so she gave us 10 already laying hens, a chicken tractor, 65 egg cartons, and some feed FOR FREE! These ones were in that bunch. She didn't know what they were.

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  2. Zigmont

    Zigmont Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The single comb shows it is probably a Barred Rock
     
  4. Chick Norris

    Chick Norris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock (they have single combs).
     
  5. Zigmont

    Zigmont Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the hens of Dominiques have more than a single comb?
     
  6. LoveMyFeatherBabies

    LoveMyFeatherBabies Out Of The Brooder

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    I definitely want to get this settled because I was planning on getting a rooster and breeding these in the spring (= Can someone show a comparison picture of barred rock and dominique?
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    My BR Hen

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    Dominique from google images
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Your hen looks mixed [​IMG]
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yours is a Barred Rock. They single combs -- the one row of "spikes" -- while Dominiques have rose combs -- like a flat bumpy cushion type. aoxa's pictures show you the difference vey well. I don't think she is mixed. She's just hatchery quality, which varies from bird to bird. [​IMG]
     
  10. LoveMyFeatherBabies

    LoveMyFeatherBabies Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Really?? I could cry. I was so proud of my beautiful Dominiques (so I thought) [​IMG]

    Does that mean I shouldn't breed them?
     

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