Self-Blue d'Uccle - Hen?

cyanne

Songster
11 Years
May 19, 2008
512
2
139
Cedar Creek, TX
Duckle, my lavender d'Uccle, is about 18 wks old. His/her comb seemed to come in kinda early and was pretty red early on, so I had assumed Duckle was a boy. Now, though, I am starting to wonder if he is actually a she, since the comb has not gotten as big as the pics I've seen of d'Uccle roos and there are no hackle or saddle feathers coming in. What do you guys think?

 

tiki244

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 1, 2008
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43
321
WestCentralWisconsin
Yes that looks like a hen. She should be laying eggs pretty soon.


eta: If it was a roo she would have a different tail and some pointy hackles by now.
 
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cyanne

Songster
11 Years
May 19, 2008
512
2
139
Cedar Creek, TX
Cool, I'm glad I was wrong about this one. She is one of my favorites, and I am trying to reduce the number of roos so I wasn't sure what I was going to do with another one!
 

FisherMOM

Songster
11 Years
May 7, 2008
2,140
12
203
Bergen, NY
yes, that's a hen.. and she is beautful. I love her blue color!

Her feathers are rounded, that is the best give away at that age
 

cyanne

Songster
11 Years
May 19, 2008
512
2
139
Cedar Creek, TX
She really had me fooled with the way her comb came in and turned pink so early. She already had a pretty large comb at just a few weeks old so I had assumed for the longest time she was a he. Then the sickle feathers never came in and the comb stopped growing....

Still, I much prefer being surprised by an extra hen than by an extra roo!
 

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