Belgian Bantams - d'Uccles

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Nov 5, 2018
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I think these guys are all at an age now where it should be a little more obvious - or so I'm hoping!
They are Porcelain d'Uccle x Mottled d'Uccle/Japanese Bantam (mum is a cross!)
I've never had to sex Frizzles before so...I have no idea where to start.
All have the same parents - we just hatched them beneath different broody hens.

Also, if anybody knows what colour the grey-ish birds are, I'd love to know!
We expected Mottled or Mille Fleur based on all the 'genetic calculators' out there but they don't seem to be Milles.


b'Uckleigh
9 weeks old
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Cockerel? Bucky got the comb early on, but it hasn't grown in weeks and I can't spot any 'pointed' feathers anywhere yet.

These guys are around ~7 weeks old
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Pullet and cockerel?

These are ~5 weeks old
Possibly too young but guesses welcome!
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Nov 28, 2017
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The 3 D’Uccles are cockerels, they’re too young for male specific feathering. I would say the frizzles are pullets. The last chicks are just a bit too young, I’d update in a couple of weeks and maybe update on the frizzles then too.
 

Frazzemrat1

Free Ranging
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Agreed... Bucky is a cockerel, there's no doubts there. The black and white looks like it may be a cockerel as well. Outside of the black, the red on that comb is very bright.

They won't get male specific feathering, specifically the male vs female saddle feathers, until they're around 12 weeks and sometimes older. I have an araucana that just popped out his male saddle feathers and he's 15 weeks old. I've also noticed that when you have multiple cockerels the most dominant will mature quickest and the least the slowest.
 
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