Not Doms but BRs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ga Chicken Mom, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, OK I know how stupid this is going to sound but I have to confess, for the last 8 months I thought I had 3 RIRs, 3 Buff Orps and 3 Doms. Well, yesterday after going to pick up my gorgeous Barred Rock roo, Gabriel, from Speckled Hen I realized the Doms are BRS! The feed store where we got the girls (Ideal chicks) said "Doms" and I didn't think any different. I know Doms have rose combs but - being a complete novice - I thought "rose" referred to the color of the comb not the shape. So I keep looking at my girls as they get older, thinking their combs all look the same color and that my Doms are really healthy and have very dark combs. Duh. So my sinature line is changed and the best news is, if one of my BR girls goes broody after being with Gage for awhile I'll have pure bred BR chicks. NO, no, no I will not get an incubator. He, he, dh is away and won't be back for 2 weeks. How long do you think it will take before he discovers there is a roo in quarantine in the basement?
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    The feed store probably said "doms" because a lot of people mistakenly call barred rocks "dominickers". It's a regional thing.
     
  3. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buster, it doesn't matter since I'm very happy with all of my girls. Just felt so silly not knowing the difference. By the way, my Dobes are not "just" dogs:)
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Well that's all that matters is that you like your girls!

    P.S. The avatar has a funny story. I belong to a stock dog association and most of the people there have border collies. I ordered the sticker to annoy them- even though they are all great people! Looks like it continues to work... [​IMG]
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I was told by the hatchery that I was buying five b.r. but it turns out I had one dom. I love her to death. She is so gentle and tame.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    So, Barb, did Gabe crow his head off all night, LOL? That's awesome that you can have pure chicks. They do that to me every time someone sees Hawkeye, they look my way and ask, "Dominicker?" I have to enlighten them "No, Barred Rock, different breed" , but they act like I'm speaking a foreign language, LOL.
     

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