d'uccles

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by micayc, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. micayc

    micayc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given some young d'uccles. Do both sexes have big wattles and combs? I am not familier with this breed.
     
  2. painterpeach

    painterpeach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a what? [​IMG]
    Can you post a pic?
     
  3. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought all of my d'uccles were roosters (you can search for my post) and it turned out half were male, half female, 3 and 3. They do tend to have a big bigger combs than some other breeds at a young age. Pics would be helpful.
     
  4. micayc

    micayc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lady who gave them to me said they were mille fluer,but someone on here said that was the color not a breed. [​IMG] I will get pics in tomarrow.
     
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  5. Rin

    Rin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah though that's partly an issue of regions. When I sell mine people ask me what it is I'm selling and they give me blank looks when I say D'uccles then go "Ooooooohhhhhhhhh okay" when I dumb it down with "They are millies." XD Hardly anyone is even certain how to pronounce D'uccle - I've surfed many a heated discussion on this one.
     
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  6. Sunwren

    Sunwren Out Of The Brooder

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    I love that you asked this question because just tonight while doing barn chores I was wondering the exact same thing about my one Mille Fleur D'uccle. (If you just call them Mille Fleurs, what do you refer to the Porcelain D'uccles as? I was told it was pronounced like "Duck-ols" btw, is that not right?) Mine is about 8 weeks old and has so much comb I thought at first it was definitely a roo but realized I really don't know anything about the breed. Tried getting a photo but it was getting so late, if no one call tell much from this one I'll get a new one tomorrow. I'd love to know what it is, if its a roo there is a good chance I'll have to rehome it since I have an abundance of them at the moment and I really like this little one!

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    Thanks!
     
  7. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That one is definately a roo. In d'uccles, the roos develop red combs very early, as early as 3 weeks. The hens hardly develop any comb at all.

    Here is my mille fleur d'uccle boy.
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    To the OP, try to post some pics if you can. But large red combs probably means roos.
     
  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a boy....I have 2 hens and 3 roos...the hens have no combs at all...
     
  9. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of my 2 mille fleur and 1 porcelain d'uccle pullets (and the roo again) for comparison. As you can see the pullets have almost no comb at all.
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    Hope that helps. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sunwren

    Sunwren Out Of The Brooder

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    Well darn! I'm going to have to do some serious thinking on which roo's get to stay versus which to rehome because this little guy may be a different breed but he makes me happy and is starting to become quite handsome [​IMG]

    Thanks for the quick replies everyone! I think I knew i was grasping at straws.
     

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