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Dominique or Not?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenAddict92, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2012
    Upstate NY
    I've always assumed that the Dominique hen I have, Duck, is a Dominique because her coloring is the same as her buddies. I'm wondering about this though because her comb is different than the other dominiques. Duck has a single comb and the others have rose combs.

    This is a picture of two of the Dominiques. The blurryish one in front is Duck. In the back is one of the other Dominiques for comparison.
    [​IMG]Here's a better picture of Duck:
    [​IMG]Any ideas?
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    That means she's a Barred Rock.
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I agree,looks like a Barred Rock.
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Duck is a Barred Rock. [​IMG]
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    yes duck is a barred rook
  6. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2012
    Upstate NY
    This may sound kind of stupid but I also posted a similar question (before this thread) on the Dominique thread. One of the users on there said that maybe a Dominique had been accidentally bred with a Barred Rock which is why she has a single comb.

    Thanks for all the replies. It's clear that Duck has some Barred Rock blood in her.[​IMG]
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The breeds have interbred so much, this wouldn't be uncommon to see.

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