which is which.......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Woodcox Acre, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Woodcox Acre

    Woodcox Acre Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between the Barred Rock and the Dominique? They look so much alike. Would there
    be a difference in egg color?
     
  2. dominiques have rose combs, rocks have single combs
     
  3. heres some visuals:
    Dominique:
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    Plymouth rock:
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  4. Woodcox Acre

    Woodcox Acre Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much, that really does answer it for me. [​IMG]

    Those are great pictures
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Another significant difference is the quality of the barring. Dominiques are cuckoo barred, meaning that the barring is very fuzzy: think of it like drawing lines feehand with crayons. Plymouth rocks are crisply barred, think of it as being like lines drawn with a felt tip and a straight edge.

    Body shape should be a bit different, too, but I'm not up to speed on dominiques to know exactly how they differ.

    FWIW, I have a rose combed barred plymouth rockX--nice crisp barring. His rose comb makes him a mutt, not a dominique [​IMG] One copy of barring, so the barring looks like his half sisters.

    Egg colour should be pretty similar between these two breeds.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The bottom photo looks like a Marans, not a Rock [​IMG]



    Outside of hatchery stock, the two are very different. Barred Rocks are much bigger, and very rectangular in shape. Dominques are smaller, and have an upright, proud carriage with a higher and more noticeable tail carriage.

    With hatchery stock, there's no difference except for the comb type.
     

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