Any thoughts on gender or still too early?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by christinethemac, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. christinethemac

    christinethemac Out Of The Brooder

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    Chick 1 - three week Golden D'uccle

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    Chick 2 - three week Japanese Bantam

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    Chick 3 & 4 - two week Mille Fleur D'uccles

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    Chick 5 - 2 week Frizzle

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    Chick 6 - 2 or 3 week old silkie

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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    It's really too early. What is behavior like? Sometimes, but not always, that is a good indication. I have a feeling one MF d'Uccle and the silkie are male but that's hard to judge at such a young age and through photographs.
     
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  3. christinethemac

    christinethemac Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking the same on the MF. They are the same age but look quite different I think. They both act pretty oblivious to everything going on around them. Chick 1, the golden d'uccle is the most friendly. She hops out of her cage to me. I'm so hoping she's a hen. Silkie is kind of a jerk to me and the other chics. Japanese just runs away from me. The frizzle seems pretty oblivious to what's going on also. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    The posture of the lighter MF is more male, but the feathering rate (in comparison to the other) seems more female so it's hard to say!

    I have a little OEGB that was very friendly and outgoing and brave, similar to how you describe the golden, and so I was sure it was a boy. They are 5 weeks now and my boys are becoming very obvious and it looks like she's a girl and the shy one that I thought was a girl is a boy, so that goes to show that even the behavioral signs aren't always correct lol
     
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  5. christinethemac

    christinethemac Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday I noticed one of the Mille Fleur D'uccles comb is all of a sudden pinkening and getting puffy looking. It's actually pinker than the photos show. The other D'uccles have stayed yellow. It's odd though that it's the shorter chick that is getting pink.

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    Chick2 - Roo?

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