Dominique X Barred rock cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jarcoo0153, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybody have pics of these? I have a Dominique rooster and barred rock hens and was planning to hatch some of these out and was wanting to know what i would get.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately a barred or cuckoo chicken, most likely they will be rosecombed maybe a few with single combs.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Frankly, if you look at most of our hatchery Barred Rocks, you're pretty much looking at the mix you describe. The SOP Barred Rock is larger, more distinctive in barring and more vivid in color.

    I wouldn't hazard a guess on percentage, but the modern, hatchery Barred Rock is plenty full of Dom crossing in it's immediate, recent past.
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  4. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good! I have been selling chickens at my Farmers market and barred birds seem to be the most popular, and since I don't have a barred rock rooster I thought I could use my Dominique rooster. Will they still lay a cream colored egg? Will they lay more eggs since they are a cross?
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Fred's Hens :

    Frankly, if you look at most of our hatchery Barred Rocks, you're pretty much looking at the mix you describe. The SOP Barred Rock is larger, more distinctive in barring and more vivid in color.

    I wouldn't hazard a guess on percentage, but the modern, hatchery Barred Rock is plenty full of Dom crossing in it's immediate, recent past.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/69833_dscf3211.jpg

    How would you know if it has had dom in it's recent past?

    I have a BR with pinkish legs.. Why would she have these? I know the man I bought her from, and he has breeding pens for the BR's, he also has Delawares, RIR, Silkies and a couple light brahmas. Could this be from before he started breeding? He's only been doing this for 3 years.

    I didn't plan on showing her, but would still like to breed her to my properly coloured BR rooster. Is this a bad idea?

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    Here she is. I think she's beautiful, but I'm biased [​IMG]

    ETA: Here's my BR cockerel

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  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    First, the Barred Rocks were bred, in part, out of the Dominique to begin with, way back when. They've always been related. The Barred Rock was made, IIRC, by adding some Cochin and other things. Anyhow, the Barred Rock is a derivative of the Dom to begin with is the point. The Dom over BR would produce nice birds taking on blended characteristics of both. You would still be able to sex them at hatch the way you do both breeds now, by the head spot.

    The Dom has yellow legs. Non yellow legs would come from some wrong things in the recent breeding of a particular bird. It's sure sign of not being a BR in purity. Lots of folks breed sub-standard birds, call them BR and sell them. Doesn't make them bad birds, just not quality stock.
     
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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If anyone wants to see what true Barred Rocks should look like, go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=399477&p=1

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    is a long running thread on BYC which feature photos of real Barred Rocks. They are gorgeous. What the rest of us have, me included, are birds that simply do not compare. What we have is pretty shoddy when compared to the real deal. I'm not offended, so I hope you aren't either.
    I would personally LOVE to get some true to form Barred Rocks. I like the birds I have well enough, but I know they're mutts in comparison.
     
  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO purity is not a nessicary feature when using birds for laying, meat, or DP and reproduction for such uses. If you want to show and/or breed and sell show stock that is when you want to start worrying about purity. Hybrid vigor could, in some instances, improve your lines and bird performance for the more utility uses.
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Sure. We also have some framed prints on our walls that came from Target or WalMart too. But I've also been to Europe a few times and see real art. I've owned a few no brand televisions and they work fine, but my Sony? Well.... now. I've used cheap $30 saws, drills and other tools and I've used Makita, DeWalt and Milwaukee tools. All of the them work. But.....!! I've driven across the US in a cheap little compact car and have made the same trip in a luxury ride of a Lexus. Yes, common utility has its place, and I am a simple guy. But, it is also very, very nice to have things of quality once in awhile too. [​IMG]
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll hazard a guess this cross would give you black sex linked chicks.

    Black are pullets and barred cockerels.
     

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