What Makes these Barred Rocks And Not...................

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Crafty-Duck, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious!!!!

    What is the difference between Barred Rocks,Dominiques,or Barred Hollands or any other breed that looks like Barred Rocks?



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  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure about the Hollands, but Dominique have rose combs, cuckoo marans and any other cuckoos have fuzzier marking than a barred rock. the barred rock should be plump, have a single comb, and have very clear stripes, oh and yellow legs. yours are definitely barred rocks! they are gorgeous!!!
     
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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Every breed has a standard that defines things like body shape, skin colour, type of comb and other factors that make the breed. Likewise each breed has varieties (colours and colour patterns) recognized for the breed. Some breeds have many varieties, others only one or two. Plymouth rocks have yellow skin and single combs. Marans have pink/white skin and feathered feet; dominiques have rose combs, All have differently shaped bodies. Barring (as in barred rocks, one of a number of varieties of plymouth rocks) is crisp white stripes on a black background (think of it as looking like it was drawn with a straight edge and a marker); cuckoo barring is fuzzy white stripes on a black background (think of it as being drawn freehand with a crayon).

    Marans and dominiques have cuckoo barring.
     
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  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may be a stupid question but.........

    Is there a way to tell if my birds are Production birds?
    I got them from a guy off Craigslist and didn't think to ask where he got them [​IMG] I know that they were vaccinated.

    and they are Barred Rocks - some of the pictures are older and some are newer.


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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They are production or utility birds. I must say this, they are better looking, at least one is, than many Barred Rocks that folks get, quite honestly. Are they up to the Standard for the breed? Oh, no. But about the only way you get birds of that quality is directly from a breeder. They are hatchery quality, as is often said here on BYC. Again, nice birds.

    Here are some of our true bred Barred Rock from a heritage strain that is 100 years old.


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  6. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's a huge difference!!!! I figured mine were just production [​IMG] oh well I don't show or breed, they are just egg layers.Thanks!!!
     
  7. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like SonoranSilkies said, every breed has a standard. Barred Plymouth rocks and Dominiques lay brown eggs, whereas barred Hollands lay white eggs.
     
  8. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! those are the differences I didn't know about!
     
  9. flgardengirl

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    WOW Those are NICE !!!
     
  10. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, aren't they gorgeous!
     

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