is this a barred rock or something else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicknadventure, May 21, 2012.

  1. chicknadventure

    chicknadventure Songster

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    Hi, I bought this "gal" along with another barred rock. the development has been very different, thought they are only a few days different in age. Her feathers are barred, but I would not say they are super crisp. Her tail has a rather low carriage, even with her back and short, almost tapering. Her neck and head she carries more like a guinea, long and low.I hope these are enough pics to compare. Also, not a hatchery bird. I saw the parents, they were very nice looking and "typey" but this person WAS breeding about 20 varieties of chickens at her location so I wonder if something else barred got mixed in? Her brooder boxes had at least 10 varieties clumped up together....
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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

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    It almost looks like a Marans.

    Barred Rocks have yellow legs, and Marans have pink legs (sometimes feathered)
     
  3. chicknadventure

    chicknadventure Songster

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    see, even as a baby, I had some people say she could be a clean legged cuckoo maran....interesting.
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

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    Yep, the leg color easily gives it away! [​IMG]
     
  5. chicknadventure

    chicknadventure Songster

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    thanks Jersey giant !
     
  6. mkcolls

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    Looks like our Dominiques. Irregular barring, leg color, pea comb.

    You'll know when she starts laying. Marans lay a very dark brown egg and Dominiques a light to med brown egg. She is very pretty.
     
  7. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Marans have a single comb. She's most likely a Dominique.
     
  8. Apyl

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    My first guess would be Dominique.
     
  9. Pele

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    It's hard to see her comb, but it looks like it's just an underdeveloped straight comb, not a pea. That would rule out Dominique. Her legs are pale in color, so I'd lean more towards a Marans. Her feathers don't have cuckoo patterning to them however.... you know it's possible the breeder accidentally mixed Marans in with Barred Rocks since they look somewhat similar. White legs are a dominant gene too, and would show up in offspring.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Not to mention, Dominiques do not have pea combs. They have rose combs.
     

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