Oddball D'uccle Chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by suzifire, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. suzifire

    suzifire Out Of The Brooder

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    Recently set 3 eggs from my solid white D'uccle hen & her solid white roo mate (although a self-blue roo was in the pen a month before the egg was laid)...Today I hatched 2 solid white chicks & this Oddball...any clues to it's eventual color? There is NO way that any other roo could have gotten to her.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The self-blue rooster may very well be the sire of that chick. Although it is generally felt that 3 weeks after the removal of a rooster a hen is clear of his sperm, it is not impossible that a hen may retain sperm for 4 weeks or longer.
     

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