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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luvchicks8, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Is it to early to tell gender? Also is he/she old enough to go outside with "momma" to keep her warm?

  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    How old is the chick?


  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I was told 4 weeks? I bought him/her at a swap for 3 dollars?
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    I think "momma" could keep him/her warm and they would be fine so long as you have them in a secure coop. As for the sex...hard to say at that age but looks kind of rooie to me.
  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:Probally a roo I am really good at picking the roos lol. I don't mind though it is my only D'uccle just means I need to get a hen in the spring for him lol.
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Pullet. By 4 weeks there should be some sort of sign of a comb. Of course, D'Uccles don't, or at least shouldn't, be known for big combs - But to my experience with any single combed bird, you should be able to sex them by comb at 4 weeks. This little'un has hardly any comb at all.
  7. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:That was my hope when I picked this one others had slightly larger combs this chicks has barely any. Well I will have to wait to see.

  8. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    i think it is a hen
  9. scorpio125

    scorpio125 Hatching

    Sep 27, 2010
    Quote:This is the first I have heard of this, comb at 4 weeks. I have two chicks and aside from not knowin breed they were born on the weekend of 8/21 so they are 4 weeks last weekend. Not comb what so ever. One has lost the fluff and there is a bald patch where the comb would be the other is still fuzzy head..

    Is this a hard and fast rule?

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