Dominques vs Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by texas_chick, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybody keep both breeds? What did you find to be the main differences?
    Anybody favor one over the other?
     
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    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had both. Doms are more flighty, aggressive to predators, and their temperaments are not as predictable. Doms are great to have if they can free range. They are not a good bird to house if you don't have a lot of space. They are great foragers.

    BR's are calmer, do better in confinement, and are more predictable in temperament. They are not as self-sufficient. Laying for both is about average (3-4 eggs a week). I like them both and would love to keep both if I had room.
     
  3. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's excellent info! Thanks so much [​IMG]
     

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