Dominiques or Barred Rocks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pathfinders, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, I'd like some input on this photo, which is from 1915 (and which I am using as a greeting card image):

    Doms, or BRS?

    Thanks!

    Laura

    (Edited to add that for some reason I can import the image I'd like you all to weigh in on. Weird. No "bar" is showing up with the option to add photos or format anything.)
     
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  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Laura that period, as you know, was the formational period for the Barred Rock. A bunch of country people didn't yet make the distinction between the two breeds.

    Given their type and the straight line of the barring, I'd go out on a limb and say Rocks. Cannot see the combs, of course, in a photo such as that. To me? That photo is priceless.
     
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  4. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Isn't he wonderful? I have the original, and many more like it. I use vintage images like this from ephemera (antique postcards, trade cards, and photos) to make greeting cards and fabric blocks and prints and so on, which I sell.

    Not meaning to be an ad, just wanted to make sure I got the breed right when I list it in my stores.

    Thanks!

    L

    p.s. See this little cutie, who definitely has a Dom:

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