Dominique vs barred rock baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenn22712, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. jenn22712

    jenn22712 In the Brooder

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    Anyone chance anyone knows how to tell the difference of a Dominique 3 day old vs a barred rock?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    They have different combs. Barred rocks have single combs and dominiques have rose combs.
     
  3. jenn22712

    jenn22712 In the Brooder

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    Yea I know that. I wasnt sure if there was a way to tell the difference when they are babies (before combs).
     
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  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    If you see little bumps it's the start of points on single comb. Look close.
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you post a picture of the two if you have them?
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    You can still see the comb difference when they are just hatched :)
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can see the difference at hatch. Straight combed chicks have a little ridge of sawteeth. Rose combed chicks have a wide, flat spot.
     
  8. jenn22712

    jenn22712 In the Brooder

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    They all appear to have straight combs. There's 4 that look the same. 3 are barred rocks and 1 is a rare exotic mystery chick. I'm thinking maybe maran?? now. I will try and get pics soon. Trying to let them settle in at the moment.
     

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