Need help sexing Dominiques :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DuckGirl77, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so, usually, I can tell pretty well if I have a pullet or a cockerel, but I've never had Doms before, and this kind of comb throws me off a little. I was going to post some nice, clear pics of the combs for you all, but I think I'm going to have to wait til it gets a little closer to nightfall as the lighting is pretty bad right now. The pics just aren't clear enough and make the combs look the wrong size, wrong color, etc, etc. If anyone has good pics of a Dominique chick that I can compare them to (please specify pullet or cockerel), around 8-10 weeks, it would be much appreciated. Thanks! :)
     
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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Please post full body as well as comb shots. I will be glad to try and help when you get them up. [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, and here are the pics ...
    I specified the colors in case it wasn't clear enough in the pics. I think they're both cockerels, but the combs aren't all pink, and I'm not sure how big this kind of comb should be at this age. The camera made the combs look a little redder than they actually are, so imagine them like that :).
    Chick 1
    pink wattles
    pink and yellow-ish comb, comb is two different colors, so sorta confusing
    tail was extremely short when he/she was younger, but is now normal length

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    Chick 2
    same as Chick 1 as far as color, but this one's tail is still kinda short
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    Thank you :)
     
  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand you can tell pullets and cockerels apart from their barring, but does this apply to hatchery birds?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    both pullets.
     
  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! You don't think the pink wattles mean anything?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope. That's a fleshy pink color, not red-red.

    If they're pure Dominiques, they're female. The barring color is female sepcific, more dark than white.
     
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  9. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm so relieved they're not roos! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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