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Is this a Gold Neck D'uccle?

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I have two of these chicks that are supposed to be Gold Neck D'uccles. I've never seen any of these feather out,  and I was wondering if their color was right.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12477_gold_neck.jpg

Also, can you tell if partridge colored birds are hens by their feathers at this age? This chick has a bright comb, but the feathers look like a partridge hen to me. I have 3 little blue chicks the same age that are definately roos. They have not feathered out nearly as much as this one.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12477_part_roo.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12477_compare.jpg

Here is another partridge. This one's comb is smaller and her feathers are exactly like the other one's.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12477_part_hen.jpg
I appreciate any help. smile


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post #2 of 8

hmm  Never heard of a gold neck D'Uccle. 

But your chickie looks a lot like my little mutt - who happened to be a cross with a Mille Fleur D'Uccle.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z162/Mikcher/SANY0596.jpg

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post #3 of 8

Here's a couple of pic's of a rooster "Gold Neck"

http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/golds.htm

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post #4 of 8

This Is A Pure D'uccle
Its A Young Pullet
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm33/Rodeoallstar/Chickenz005.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm33/Rodeoallstar/Chickenz004.jpg

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post #5 of 8

I think they'll feather out much better as they go, so don't fret just yet. Let them molt.

Looks like a pullet to me with your partridge cochin. Roosters will have more red/black instead of the penciling. Congrats!

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That appears to be a Golden Neck but it's still in juvenile plumage. It won't show it's finished colour for awhile yet.
Partridge at that age all look alike. Again it's juvenile plumage & you'll have to wait. Comb size can be an early indicator but it's not absolutely foolproof.

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Thanks everyone!

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post #8 of 8

I now have a gold neck! Really wanted one. She is beautiful!!!

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