Dominiques and barred rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazyhen, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    How do you tell the difference between the dominiques and barred rock hens. The color looks the same is the combs different, how about leg color or something else. Someone has possible consented to selling me a few and I don't know which they are. He says dom. but up here people call all of that color that. Jean
  2. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    A true dom. has a rose comb. Barred rocks have straight combs. [​IMG] For behavior issues, doms. are weather-tough birds, good foragers, and can become downright vicious when attacked. Barred rocks have the temperment of the rock breed. [​IMG]
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Yup, the main difference is in their comb type. Dominiques have the rose comb, and Barred Rocks have the single comb.

    In temperament, size, and eggshell color, they're pretty much the same.
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    In addition to the difference in combs, the pattern on the two breeds is different, as well as the type. This is especially apparent in sq birds.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  6. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Bar Rock Rooster
    I would post pics of Dom but there were not at the fair
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Those are not sq brs, but you can see the single comb.
  8. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Julie you lost me there??? Are you saying that the pics are not of Bar Rocks?
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    No she is saying they are not show quality barred rocks [​IMG]
  10. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    We have Dominiques and one of the main reasons we got them was because of the cold hardiness. My hens are super sweet. Almost pests! LOL The roos are still babies so I can't tell you anything about how they behave. But all of my heans are love junkies!

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