Is this a Dominique?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by revolutionarygardens, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. revolutionarygardens

    revolutionarygardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Newbie here! I bought four Barred Rock chicks this spring, but I think two of them may be Dominiques. I'm posting a picture of the two ladies in question along with a closeup of the comb of the one who is the most developed. My other two ladies both have the single comb that I've read is indicative of the Barred Rock. What do you those of you in the know think? Are they Dominiques as I suspect? Thank you!

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    i say its a dom, but i have not had one myself
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yup, it's a Dom.
     
  4. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
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    YUP. Doms have a rose comb.
     
  5. revolutionarygardens

    revolutionarygardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replies, this is good to know! I guess you learn something new everyday!
     
  6. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are these chickens? That is an awfully red comb and the wattles are really big on the first one in comparison the the other chicken in pic 2.
     
  7. revolutionarygardens

    revolutionarygardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, supposedly they are both 23 weeks old. I have had all four pullets for 21 weeks, and when I bought them I was told that they were 2 weeks old (of course, I was also told that they were all Barred Rocks). They all looked the same when they were chicks, but they have all matured at different rates. I posted pics here of one of the Barred Rocks on a different thread and several people told me that she looks older than I think she is. The one in this picture with the small pink comb has really lagged behind the other three. In fact, we call her 'Slow Poke' because the other three are so far ahead of her. I don't know if they all really weren't the same age when I got them or if they are just each maturing at slightly different rates.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    top pic looks like mine that i have been trying to figure out...the top is a rooster...also everyone thus far has told me mine were doms you can go look at my pics [​IMG]
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    To be honest I would say that they were a Dominique Cross.
    There body looks off for a Dominique.

    Chris
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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