Roos or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by woodguy, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. woodguy

    woodguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently bought two Dominiques from someone who said they were girls but I am thinking boys. One is supposed to be full bred and the other is supposed to be a mix.
    Here are both together... The one on the right is supposed to be the real one and the one on the left is supposed to be a mix. The real one on the right has orange legs and feet with a double comb and the other one on the left has silverish legs and feet with a single comb.
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    The silver-footed single combed one will be refered to as #1 and the orange-footed double comed one will be #2.
    Here are some pics of #1....
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    Here are a couple pics of #2
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    Any answers will be helpfull.
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    No doubt about it. Orange feet is a ROO.

    The other a pullet as to their heredity.. .who knows?
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    in the first picture the left and right ones r cockerals and the one in the middle is a pullet
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The one with the Rose Comb is a Rooster.

    Nether bird is pure American Dominique.

    (Edited to an American)
    Chris
     
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  5. woodguy

    woodguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:What tells you this? I am curious and want to know.
    I was led to believe the rose comb bird was.
     
  6. woodguy

    woodguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible that both are roosters? I've seen them doing the "rooster stand off" to each other....heads low and neck feathers sticking out!
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:What tells you this? I am curious and want to know.
    I was led to believe the rose comb bird was.

    The body type, the over amount of Black in his wings and his comb is a modified Rose comb. The type of comb he has can come from crossing a Single comb breed to a Rose comb breed.

    As for the other one, it has a single comb. The American Dominique only comes with a Rose comb.

    Here is a picture one of my American Dominique Hen -
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    Here is a picture of a American Dominique Rooster (Not My Bird) -
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    Chris
     
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