Belgian d'Uccle X (and a Pekin!) - colour and sex?

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Nov 5, 2018
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Hi there! We've got a number of d'Uccle Cross chicks hatched, and I'm terrible at sexing them. Their father is a purebred Porcelain d'Uccle, and their mums (1 frizzle, 1 smooth) are Japanese Bantam x d'Uccle (though, not sure how much d'Uccle since their legs are nearly feather-less!)

I've also got some colours popping up that I didn't expect. From what I plugged in, I thought we'd get either Black Mottled or Mille Fleur, but we've had some chicks start looking different. So, I'd love to get some thoughts on colour!

Parents
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Mottled
5.5 weeks old
My instinct says 'red is rooster,' but I cannot find a single 'pointy' feather on this chick! I would have expected more sickle / hackle indication by now? Excuse the flash photography, but I wanted to try capture the feather shape more.
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Colour - Unknown?
2.5 weeks old
I thought this was Mille Fleur (Frizzle) but as the feathers are growing in, they appear very grey with almost a partridge-y type colour? But, the chick doesn't look like a Porcelain either.
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(Also, getting a rooster-vibe from the other mottled chick in these photos?)

Pekin (Bantam)
5.5 weeks old
Any guesses? It's so fluffy. I feel like the feathers don't even have shapes - just fluff. Any idea on colour either? We got three Pekin chicks to keep the solo-Mottled d'Uccle company and this is the only one left, so I'm selfishly praying for a little pullet.
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Nov 28, 2017
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1st is a cockerel. Males don’t start to grow their pointed feathers until they’re at least 3 months old.

The 2.5 wk olds are too young to sex.

Pekin is a pullet. She is mixed colour.
 
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