D'uccle Rooster or Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iamthemandy, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. iamthemandy

    iamthemandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell if this is a hen or a rooster? And confirm if it is a D'uccle?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The bird pictured is a Dark Brahma cockerel or a Brahma cross.
     
  3. iamthemandy

    iamthemandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you pretty sure it is a male then? It is very docile, but then all of a sudden it started chasing all of the chickens out of the yard and not letting them in.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    100 % on his 'maleness'. The pointy hackle, saddle, and wing coverlet feathers are a for sure secondary sex characteristic.
     
  5. iamthemandy

    iamthemandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. That stinks. We are fairly new to raising chickens. We do animal rescue in KC and tons of chickens, roosters, and ducks have been taken in over the past couple of months, so we started fostering them and adopting them out. Many are breeds I've never seen or sexed before so I appreciate it.
     
  6. iamthemandy

    iamthemandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you possibly able to sex this bird? I believe it is a Polish hen?

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Young Polish can be tough. The crest is somewhat spikey (typical of a cockerel), but I can not make out whether or not the bird has pointy saddle and hackle feathers. Not gonna guess on this one just yet. [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Sourland
     
  9. iamthemandy

    iamthemandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, here is a better angle. Is the Polish a cockerel or pullet? Any idea on the breed for the cockerel on the left? He's so tiny. I am baffled by these fancy birds. Thanks!

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  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     

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