Am I a boy or a girl? (4wk Bantam Duccle) + photos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by east_winds, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. east_winds

    east_winds New Egg

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    This is little Woodstock, one of two chicken eggs that we managed to hatch at home in our incubator. His? little Cochin buddy, FuBu (short for 'Fuzz Butt') sadly died a week ago at 3 weeks of age (he was runted and I believe he had a respiratory problem- Woodstock would spend all of his time watching over the little guy and trying to keep him warm, and now seems lonely without his buddy) Woodstock however appears to be healthy and is getting in his? adult feathers. He? is a Bantam Mille Fleur Belgian Duccle, and was born/hatched on Dec 5th (he is about 4 weeks old today). S/he does not have a notable comb yet, but is just starting to show signs of developing one. We are thinking of keeping him/her as an indoor bird so that s/he does not get lonely (s/he loves to perch on shoulders and will 'free range' in our living room, following us around). Is Woodstock most likely a roo or a pullet? Is it too early to tell? Pics below... (tried to get panoramic views of his? head, with my mother holding him).

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    S/he also does this funny thing when out of the cage and roaming on the floor- will run in circles around my feet with tail feather raised, looking like s/he wants to charge or peck, but is not overly aggressive. Is this playing or potential roo behavior? If Woodstock does turn out to be a boy, is it still possible to keep a roo indoors as long as there are no hens around? I am debating getting Woodstock some friends from the local feed store, but am worried about the amount of work extra chickens would take at this time (we are also raising 4 ducks at the moment who are still in the brooder, who are way, way more high maintenance than little Woodstock...)

    Thanks a bunch for your help! [​IMG]
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It looks like a pullet to me, but what do I know?
     
  3. leighhancock

    leighhancock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think pullet too.
     
  4. REINABUGY

    REINABUGY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Think It Is A Girl
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it looks like a pullet, but I know nothing about D'Uccles.
     
  6. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    I am zero help but can I just say AWWWW!! Whatta cutie! [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Little early to tell, give it about two more weeks. For now I'm going with pullet.
     
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  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    My GUESS is pullet too, based solely on the barely existent comb. [​IMG]
     
  9. charsbird

    charsbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think pullet too.
     
  10. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet and I have actually raised d'Uccles.

    Matt
     

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