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I thought it was a girl....could it be a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Titania, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    This little mille fleur d'uccle is 5 months old today (20 weeks). I kept it thinking it was a girl but now I have my doubts.
    It acts aggressive to the other girls. And then it's getting these pointy sex feathers. The majority of the pointy sex feathers are on one half of its body. So, is it a slow-developing roo? Or a pullet still? Any input? I would really appreciate it!

    No crowing, but then, none of my roos that I've kept up to 5 months have ever crowed. I live in the 'burbs & chickens are illegal so I could get in alot of trouble if I had one crow.

    Here is the side with some sex feathers

    and the side with less sex feathers

    what do you think?
  2. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2011
    Canada eh?
    Im thinkin roo but im not experienced with Mille's. I will bump it up for ya anyway [​IMG]
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not either, but looks like it has hackle and saddle feathers and when added with that comb, I'm guessing roo also.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  4. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2011
    just by the body shape i say a roo .. absolutely gorgeous though
  5. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    thank you both for the replies. I'm thinking you're right. D'uccle pullets have big red combs and wattles and their feathering is more similar to the roos than in other breeds. But the saddle/sex feathers and hackle just look too much like a roo.
  6. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    SF Bay
    I think you have yourself a roo there...
    Mine are almost 3 months and they have little to no comb at all
  7. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    Yeah, looks like a roo... Pretty, though.

    On a different tangent, I love your username, Titania, it's very close to my own name in rl, Tatiana.... Beautiful! [​IMG]
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thinking roo. [​IMG]
  9. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    well, guess he needs a new home![​IMG]
  10. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    The pointy saddle and hackle feathers don't lie... That's a beautiful D'Uccle roo.

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