Dominique's or Barred Rock's?? Att: Speckled Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ozark hen, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I need speckled hen's advice here. I was told I had six barred rocks after the hatchery told me they sold me dominiques. I think now that I have five dominiques and one barred rock. The barred rock is a roo with pinkish gray legs. here is a photo of him.
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    Now here are what I think are dominiques..yellow legs and flat combs. first photo is my roo
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    here is one of my hens, they all look like this one but one's tail kind of droops down and not up like the others.
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    I need some verification here from someone who actually owns dominiques, please and barred rocks. thanks a bunch[​IMG]
     
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  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    here is a side view of one of my hens
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  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have dominiques.. Rose comb=dominiques
    And the straight comb rooster possibly came from a dominique mating as I know Mcmurray's will produce straight combs ever so often, along with the off colored legs
     
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  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can say those are deffinatly not barred rocks... I have 15 of them 2 roos and 13 hens... I can put up a couple of pics if you would like of my hens... not sure if I have one of the roos... but I can look... Just let me know...

    and by the way... where did you get your sign??? I WANT ONE!!!! actually been looking for the kind you put on a post... but cant find anything that says "chicken crossing"!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    One way to tell is by the width of the black bands on the feathers.
    A Dominiques black bands are wider than the white bands, on a barred rock they are more even.
    Barred rocks have single combs, Dominiques have rose combs.

    You have Dominiques
     
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    In the photo of the roo with the comb standing up he is a barred rock as speckled hen told me that a long time ago. But would one of you post a pic of your dominique hens? I am so tickled to actually have dominiques. I hand picked them all as two day old chicks from a local hatchery.
    My sign I got from my daughter years and years ago. It has broken off the stake that goes into the ground and I want another one now. ha I really think they came from brookstone, I am not positive though. I believe they are an on line catalog store now.
    Thanks Red
     
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  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I don't have any Dominiques, but here is a pick of a barred rock pullet.
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  8. ozark hen

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    thanks red, at least, I know for sure mine aren't barred rocks. All this time I have been saying I had barred rocks. [​IMG] Now here is my roo who I think is a barred rock but not sure due to color of his legs? He is huge and is only 20 1/2 weeks old. He is already as large as my alpha rooster who is one year old.

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  9. rooster-red

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    This is my barred rock roo.
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  10. ozark hen

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