AmandaKJ

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Silly me thought I had 4 pullets. Then I went on vacation for a week, and suddenly the combs appear! Yikes!

- All four are 7 weeks old. 1 & 2 are Porcelain d’Uccles, and 3 & 4 are Mille Fleur d’Uccles.

- 1 has to be a cockerel, unless I’m crazy. The other three now have me guessing.

Since it’s likely I have at least one cockerel in the bunch, can anyone tell me a bit about their personality? Are they as overbearing and loud as other roos? Will they try to mate with my standard sized hens?

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Cyprus

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Thank you! ☺
Little hint: any d'Uccle with mottling is going to feather in different between males and females. If you look at #2, you can see she has more mottling across her whole body especially her back. #1 does not. Those broad patches of plain buff are typical of cockerels.
 

Cyprus

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Do you by chance know any breeders who ship started Mille Fleur pullets? I’ve fallen in love with the breed, but I’m having trouble finding reputable breeders. Thanks!
I do, but I don't recommend shipping any birds that weigh over a pound. Shipping prices got hiked by several hundred dollars.
 

Cyprus

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I do, but I don't recommend shipping any birds that weigh over a pound. Shipping prices got hiked by several hundred dollars.
And this breeder I know of breeds top quality show birds that go for a lot of money each. Especially females.
 

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