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how do you tell the difference between a dominique and a barred rock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by picklespickles, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    they look so similar to me.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Barred rocks have single combes.
    Dominiques have a rose comb.
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Barred Rocks are a larger fowl also. I have raised both. Both are great layers. My BR's tended to weigh a bit more.
     
  4. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    thanks
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  6. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    thanks. seeing them side by side and i am glad to see IT'S NOT MY FAULT i can't tell them apart. will read the info. [​IMG]
     
  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Pickels, I not only couldn't tell them apart, I was too dumb to know I couldn't tell them apart!! What I now know to be Barred Rocks have been called Dominiques since I picked them up from the feed store 8 months ago!! ...hopefully they haven't suffered any emotional trauma, lol!! I am having a terrible time thinking of them as other than Doms though since that is all I have known them to be till now. I do like their combs better than the flat Dominique ones though so I am pretty happy with what they turned out to be, lol!! Darlene
     
  8. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    if they were real kids, they would sue you for their therapy bills. but since they're chicken kids.........well, you got off easy. [​IMG]
     
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I never bought them a bicycle either so I'm sure they are headed for a life of crime!! [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wonder what I did to my BR girl, Ivy, to make her sneak up the steps and onto the deck four times a day to try to steal scratch out of that magic red can, LOL? Bad girl!! I never called her a Dom!
     

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