d'uccles but how old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Joliet, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Joliet

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    I just purchased this pair because I fell in love with their beauty and tiny size. After looking through the breed section I have come to the conclusion they are d'uccles. Is there any way of telling how old they may be? The hen lays an egg aproximately every 30hrs. The lady I bought them from said they were less than a year old but she didn't speak any English so I got this information through a translator[​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

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    Yes, you have yourself a pretty pair of Mille Fleur Belgian Bearded D'Uccles. I can't tell you the exact age, but I would say that they are probably no older than a year, as the coloring is pretty distinct. As they age and molt, Mille Fleur birds tend to get more white on them; the white "fleurs" on yours are small and well distributed, so they're still young. Probably 7-10 months of age, if I had to guess. The hen's good laying ability is another sign of youth.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm guessing that they are about eight months old, no older than a year. Because the hen is laying reguarly, she's probably older than six months or so.
     
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  4. Joliet

    Joliet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both! I am just starting out with chickens so I appreciate y'alls expertise.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That color is just the prettiest, isn't it?
     
  6. Joliet

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    Yes I think they are beautiful. The moment I saw them I just had to have them!
     
  7. Joliet

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    A couple of their chicks!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

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    Very cute!
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    X2!
     
  10. Joliet

    Joliet Out Of The Brooder

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    How old do they have to be for gender to be determined?
    Here are a couple a little over a week old. I'm guessing its probably to early?
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