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Sexing Domoniques

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emsevers, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. emsevers

    emsevers Songster

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    I was looking at pictures on feathersite of Dominique chicks and under one of the pictures it said that a pullet will have a prominent spot on it's head and a shadow on the legs and that the Cockerel will have a fuzzy head and no shadow on the legs. I was just wondering if anyone knew this to be true or is it a sometimes, maybe kind of thing. How reliable is the info on feathersite?

    I also read a post a little while ago about the RIR's that have the black spot on their head were girls. I know not everyone thinks this works but I was wondering if anyone has had it work.
     

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Sexing_Dominique_chicks.html

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    have spots on the head. Boys' are big and splotchy/irregular. Girls' are more defined and usually smaller. See the pics in the article. Usually, pullets have a good bit of dark down the leg fronts while boys have little to none. Boys' are lighter color overall. Same rules apply to Barred Rocks.
     
  3. emsevers

    emsevers Songster

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    Thanks so much for that link. That really helps. According to this it looks like I have more pullets than cockerels!! That would be a first. We'll see how it turns out.
     

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