Mille Fleur D'Uccles chicks...very different

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wbruder17, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I have 2 chicks,, purchased at a day old about a week apart. The second one is smaller, very feisty and already has a comb growing, whereas the older chick is calm, sweet and has no comb showing yet. They are only a few weeks old, and this is usually not early enough to sex most chicks, as I've found out, especially bantams.

    However, is this a good indication of a young roo in this breed? The chick in question is quick to peck at my hand and have a standoff, but is actually a scaredycat and relies on chick#1 for protection.

    Thanks all! Your input is appreciated.
  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    I do not know much about bantams but i fell into the trap of the mille fleur d'uccles. i got her about a week ago, this is her when i got her,
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  3. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Yes, they are spectacular chickens and cuter than cute littluns! I like so many breeds ive been getting one of each! I double up on the banties since they cant be sexed, so im hoping for at least one girl in each pair. Same with my silkies, who both turned out to be girls, and the" mystery" bantam chicks. Those are both looking like OEGBs and also both girls (so far)
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT

    There is no good way to tell, wait a few months! [​IMG]
  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    d'Uccles are pretty easily sexed around 3-4 weeks. Combs pop up very early on the roos. One here and there may slip by under the radar, but it is rare.
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Who to believe? Who to believe? One says "yes" the other says "no".

    Each have a good number of posts.....but does that represent reliability? Hmmmm. This is a dilemna.

    Acid chipmunk has more posts, but the name makes me a little skeptical.

    I like celtic music and the landscape in Ireland, but is this a good determinant of chick sexing knowledge?

    Geez! This forum deciphering can really tire out the brains!
  7. BirdWalkFarm

    BirdWalkFarm Chillin' With My Peeps


    Hello there , here are my two baby D'uccles . I was able to go to my one and only Chicken show , thankfully it was a large one held in Shawnee Oklahoma . I bought four lovely hens and they are laying machines ! My husband had bought an incubator for hatching quineas so I stuck a few eggs in there and got these two . The rooster was very small and sooo friendly , the hen was larger and stand- offish . He developed his red comb very early , probably by three weeks . Most of my info came from this board and everyone was right on as far as their sexes . First pic , I think they were about 9 wks , 2nd pic about 3 wks .

    Hope this helps . They are a hoot !
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