hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by milliefleur, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. milliefleur

    milliefleur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a d'uccle mille fleur that i think is a hen my wife thinks its a rooster. so can someone tell us what it is. i am pretty new at chicken breeding. i also would like to know if it is show quality or not? it is one of my favorite bantams so im keeping no matter if it is or isn't. also could someone tell me what you look for in a show quality bantam? let me know if you need other pics or not don't know what you need to see. i will post them as soon as someone lets me know what they want to see. but i do have a few photos i will put on. i think its a beautiful bird, she is also very friendly. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    boy?
     
  3. calum678

    calum678 New Egg

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    A way to check between hen or rooster is carding, get a card and place it underneath the kneck feathers, if the feather are pointed at the ends it is a rooster, if the feathers are rounded it is a hen. The pointed feathers are defence feathers for when the rooster flares out his kneck feathers whilst fighting another male
     
  4. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old?
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Quote:X2 - how old? [​IMG] If near POL could be a girl, but if it's less than 12 weeks or so I'd tend to say boy.
     
  6. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockbird
     
  7. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    ooks more like a hen to me my mystery bantam roo has a bigger comb and he is 6 or 7 weeks old!
     
  8. milliefleur

    milliefleur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i think its around 7 weeks old
     
  9. milliefleur

    milliefleur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its about 7 weeks old
     
  10. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd say roo....?
     

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