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This is my 3 week old Porcelain D'Uccle. He is the definitely the leader of our little 5 bantam flock and growing faster than the others (although they are all different breads. I noticed his comb is significantly larger than the others... My husband and I are thinking it's a rooster, however, we're knew to this so we're just guessing. Can anyone tell?


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More than likely that's a boy, I can't see the color because of your heat lamp, if his comb is turning pink it's definitely a rooster, a hens comb will stay orange until sexual maturity. I have three of these little fellas, mine are old now but I still adore them.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

More than likely that's a boy, I can't see the color because of your heat lamp, if his comb is turning pink it's definitely a rooster, a hens comb will stay orange until sexual maturity.

x2 that comb is making me lean towards a roo

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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

More than likely that's a boy, I can't see the color because of your heat lamp, if his comb is turning pink it's definitely a rooster, a hens comb will stay orange until sexual maturity. I have three of these little fellas, mine are old now but I still adore them.


Yay! I'm actually excited to have a little roo in the flock:celebrate I'll pay attention to the color of his comb. I'm feeling pretty positive it's a boy now. Thank you for the tip!

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When I bought mine at a swap meet years ago the guy knew he was giving me all roosters but I didn't, they looked exactly like yours. My avatar has one of the trio when they were younger.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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