Sexing Dominiques

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by allcreatures, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. allcreatures

    allcreatures In the Brooder

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    Is there any distinguishing characteristics between a hen and a rooster? I'm going to go pic out my chickens on Saturday, and would like to make sure I get hens, I already have enough roosters. Pictures would be super helpful. The chickens are approximately 4 months old.
     
  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I think that its just like with Barred Rocks. The females are darker than the males, and according to feathersite the females will have dark shading down the front of their legs too, just like with BRs.
     
  3. allcreatures

    allcreatures In the Brooder

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    I went out and looked at my barred rocks, they all have dark down the front of their legs. Wish me luck in picking hens.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Yes the hens are much darker.
     

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