Expert Opinion needed....Dominiques or Barred Rocks????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Grampa with chickens, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Folks,

    I got these guys as eggs and was told they are Dominiques. I have some doubts. They are three months old now and I want to know for sure before I start advertising these as Dominiques and find out they or Barred Rocks.

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  2. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks have a single comb..like yours.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    Definitely Barred Rocks.

    Here is a pic of my babies for comparison

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  5. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look like barred rock... the two can be really hard to tell the differnce to a non expert... im no expert either but i made the mistake of selling barred rocks as doms
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    BRs. Some old timers and locals here call anything with barring a "Dominecker", which is entirely inaccurate, but they hold onto that habit anyway. Those are most definitely BRs.
     
  7. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how these started too. Old timers who thought barring was a dom.

    Thanks to you all. I got these in North Carolina at Christmas and brought them back with me. Oh well, they were free.
     

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