Dominique pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by starfly, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. starfly

    starfly Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] 16 weeks old. I was told this was a barred rock pullet. I'm guessing it's a Dominique because of the comb. Face seems very red, so I was wondering if she could be a he?
     
  2. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a Dominique. Barred rocks have single combs, that bird has a large rose comb.

    The barred coloration is sex-linkable. Meaning, you can sex the birds by coloration. Males have more white in their barring, yellower legs, and hatch with a larger white spot on their heads. Hens have more black in their barring, and darker legs.

    On a rare occasion, this isn't true. Your bird is one of them. You have a cockerel with hen coloration.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The bird has hen coloration because it's not a 'pure' Dominique. That's a mixed cockerel.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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