Mille Fleur D'uccle ...Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SuperChiks, May 20, 2011.

  1. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very new to the chicken world. This is one of my favorite new chicks. It will be three weeks old on Sunday. Can you tell if its a Roo or Pullet? I'm thinking Roo. Had NO plans on keeping any Roosters however, if this on is I'm pretty sure he will be staying cause he is a sweet as can be. The Porcelain I"m holding for someone has absolutely no sign of any comb. Here is the picture of mine. Hope I did this right. [​IMG]


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  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Looks like a roo to me...
     
  3. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, if already showing comb this early....COULD be roo! But don't get rid of the little one yet.....wait and see......
     
  4. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I'm going to keep him - cause he is too sweet. Hopefully he won't be too loud. My issue is that I have two silkies and will have no idea about them for a while - so if they are Roos ...someone will have to move [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have learned to be careful with d'uccles. I had one that I thought was a roo, and turned out to be a hen!

    They are so tiny, easy to squeeze just one more bird in the coop, lol!
     
  6. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah I agree - they are so darn cute and sweet and grow up to be really pretty.
     
  7. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say Roo. I ordered a Duccle Roo from MPC, he's almost 6 weeks now, but his comb was like that at 3 weeks. That's assuming they sexed him right at the hatchery [​IMG]
     
  8. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These little ones were straight runs. Thats the only down side to that. However I think it gives the Roosters at least a chance at life. I cringe to think of what happens to all the roosters at the hatcheries. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, he's a boy. Maybe he won't crow or crow very infrequently. I have a Mille Fleur as well that is 3.5 weeks old. The comb on mine is small and yellow, I lucked out. All Mille Fleurs are straight run. Your Millie has much more color then mine too.
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I think you should keep the porcelain and give the mille fleur to the one your holding for.[​IMG]
     

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