Breed or gender? I'm stumped!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oeander, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    So this one is at least 10 weeks old, but very small! About the same size as my 10 week silkie. Was thinking Easter egger but it has feathered feet. Reddish comb but not crowing and no aggression. Hen or rooster? And what breed?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a D'Uccle. And it's a boy.
     
  3. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Looks like a Porcelain D'uccle, kinda male-like but could be a hen.
     
  4. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never heard of that breed. No wonder I was stumped! I'll have to look it up. Fingers crossed for a hen of course [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with the other posters. It looks like a Porcelain D'uccle cockerel.
     
  6. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I ask what you all are seeing that says cockerel? I would just like to learn for next time!
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's the red comb by 10 weeks old. Pullets don't start to turn red in the comb until they are close to being ready to lay eggs, usually at about 14 to 18 weeks old. Male specific feathering usually begins to develop at about 10 weeks old, but isn't usually very visible until about 12 to 14 weeks.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Porcelain D'uccle cockerel.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    x2. Any bird with a red comb at 10 weeks is male.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     

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