Visual differences between BR and dominiques?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I got the rainbow egg layers assortment from MPC. The chicks came in on Wednesday, but I just got them today. My car is broke down yet again, so a friend picked them up for me.

    There are 3 chicks that have the white head spots, so my friend just assumed they were BR. They have dark on their legs as well. I was in there looking more closely at them (trying to figure out if I got ANY EE...doesn't look like it), and all 3 of the 'white head spot' chicks appear to have rosecombs? So these are most likely dominiques?

    Are there any other visual differences between the two at 1 week old?
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yes, at that age combs would be the only sure way to tell
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    doms are rose combed, rocks are straight, so yes those are doms.

    Once they get older cuckoo pattern is slightly different than barred.

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