Is this a Gold Neck D'uccle?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by juliechick, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I have two of these chicks that are supposed to be Gold Neck D'uccles. I've never seen any of these feather out, and I was wondering if their color was right.
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    Also, can you tell if partridge colored birds are hens by their feathers at this age? This chick has a bright comb, but the feathers look like a partridge hen to me. I have 3 little blue chicks the same age that are definately roos. They have not feathered out nearly as much as this one.
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    Here is another partridge. This one's comb is smaller and her feathers are exactly like the other one's.
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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Never heard of a gold neck D'Uccle.

    But your chickie looks a lot like my little mutt - who happened to be a cross with a Mille Fleur D'Uccle.
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    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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  4. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This Is A Pure D'uccle
    Its A Young Pullet
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  5. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they'll feather out much better as they go, so don't fret just yet. Let them molt.

    Looks like a pullet to me with your partridge cochin. Roosters will have more red/black instead of the penciling. Congrats!
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    That appears to be a Golden Neck but it's still in juvenile plumage. It won't show it's finished colour for awhile yet.
    Partridge at that age all look alike. Again it's juvenile plumage & you'll have to wait. Comb size can be an early indicator but it's not absolutely foolproof.
     
  7. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I now have a gold neck! Really wanted one. She is beautiful!!!
     

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