D'uccles experts needed! Are they roos or pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Titania, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept two out of a recent hatch and now I don't know if they're roos or pullets. I'm inclined to say that they are roos! Am I right? One is more red and I call it "red" and the other is lighter so I call it "honey".
    Here is honey:
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    Here is red:
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    Here are the both, red in front, honey in back
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    here are both again, red on left, honey on right:
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    so, do I have two boys here?
    thanks!

    **edit: I forgot to mention they're 10-11 weeks old.**
     
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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup, they're both cockerals, pretty boys [​IMG]

    actually, i'm changing my answer, honey *could* be a girl, it depends, how old are they? s/he has a red comb, but not many visible male "sex feathers" as red does.
     
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  3. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I hope one is a girl. They're 10-11 weeks old. (I forgot to mention that, didn't I?) You think "honey" **might** be a girl?
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    then yes, honey is a girl [​IMG] red isn't crowing yet then?
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they are both boys.[​IMG] My Mille Fleur's comb is still really small and is yellowy. She is 9 weeks old. You will find out soon, they should be crowing soon.
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all chickens are different,nicole. and 2 weeks can make a lot of difference.
     
  7. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    interestingly enough, I have never had a bird crow and I have kept some cockerels until 22 weeks. Once, the lady who bought my cockerel as a pair said he started crowing the very next day. I have never even heard the sounds a cockerel makes when he's practicing crowing. I have a small flock in a well-situated coop and they are allowed to free-range in my back yard. Is it because I treat them like girls? [​IMG]

    Well, sounds like they're boys and I'm bummed about it.
    thanks all
    ingrid
     
  8. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll hold out for honey in hopes that it's a she. I was hoping to name one of them Antoinette!

    and tinychicky, your tiny is an adorable little d'uccle!
     
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  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I do hope it's a girl, but I doubt it. Females combs are normally not that large, not even full grown. I'm so sorry. [​IMG]

    Yes, 2 weeks can make a difference, but that's a pretty big comb.

    I just took these of my 9 week d'uccle a mintue ago to show you her comb.

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  10. 8ROYALS

    8ROYALS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very pretty
     

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