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Belgian Bearded D'Uccle: How Old??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by my sunwolf, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    Just adopted this Belgian D'Uccle, about how old does it look? And does this bird look more like a cockerel or pullet? Thanks for the help!

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    She looks at least 8 weeks old. Definitely young. I'm going to guess 10 weeks.

    :) Very cute!
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Oh and it looks like a pullet.
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    Thank you!! I've never had a bantam and I have no idea about sizes and maturity, not to mention I'm unfamiliar with the breed. The man selling her said he didn't know how old she was and guessed 6 months and that she was a hen. I've been feeding her layer feed [​IMG] Ahhhhhhh I just hope those kidneys hold out until I snag some baby food [​IMG]
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I've had only one of these D'Uccles and it was a boy and 8 weeks old when I got him. He was maybe the same maturity as your own, but the comb was very pink and much bigger. [​IMG] Here is a comparison when he was 10 weeks old for you to check out. That's where I base my guess on. Is she not still making baby sounds? [​IMG]
     
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  6. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    She is, I'm just stupid [​IMG] I had a boy who made baby sounds up until the day I put him in the freezer at 4 months and I thought she a slow developer like him. Her name is Cheeto and from your pics, she definitely looks like a pullet and only 8 weeks old [​IMG]
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    My boy was named Naco. Would have been perfect for Cheeto's mate :lol:

    Unfortunately he died not long after we got him.
     

  8. kristip

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    they get combs early so you would more than likely know a roo. I would say yours is around 3 months. Very sweet birds. Will get more spots as she gets older! But from my experience, they are later egg layers. Mine is 6 months and not close yet!
     
  9. I think pullet, and shes beautiful! I really want one but i think my dad would kill me if i got any more bantams!!
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