Oddball D'uccle Chick

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

  1. suzifire

    suzifire Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    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.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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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