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Sex of 12 week old easter egger and D'uccle? Cockrells??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rena9, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Rena9

    Rena9 Chirping

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    10-12week old chicks. I am fairly sure Robin (the EE) is a little roo. Teeny (the D'uccle) I'm not sure about. I would like it to be female and haven't seen any saddle feathers yet but i am prepared for either outcome. 20190720_142812.jpg 20190720_142824.jpg 20190720_142837.jpg 20190714_161709.jpg 20190720_142858.jpg 20190720_142930.jpg 20190720_142858.jpg 20190720_142934.jpg
     
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  2. Rena9

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    More pictures of Teeny 20190715_180110.jpg 20190715_180049.jpg
     
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  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    They're adorable! Are you sure they're 12 weeks?
     
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  4. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    You have two cockerels
     
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  5. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    I agree, both boys. Colourful wings and red comb on EE, curved reddish pink comb on d’Uccle.
     
  6. Fairyloop5

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    Roo-a-doodle-doo
     
  7. Rena9

    Rena9 Chirping

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    I'm not. A friend gave them to me and said they were between 4 to y weeks when she did. So they'd be 10-12 weeks now.
     
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    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    They look to be 10 weeks old
     
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  9. Matzwd

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    Robin is a roo for sure. The little d'uccle i would wait a little longer on. I have a 15-week-old pair of mille fleur d'uccles, and my pullet's comb was about the same size as yours at that age but not as pink. It still remains about the same. The cockerel, otoh, had a much larger and very red comb by 10 weeks. It was obvious by then he was a he. I didn't take any photos of the cockerel (Rumpelstiltskin) at that age, but the first pic below is my little female (Buttercup) at around 10 weeks. I am also including photos now of both, at 15 weeks for your comparison.

    Look at posturing as well. Little boys take on a tall, regal stance. My cockerel wants nothing to do with anyone, which is why he isn't photographed often, and that's fine with me since he is a boy. The female is quite the opposite and is my sweetest girl ever, very docile, and seeks human interaction anytime she's given the chance. She's not sick or dead in the second pic; just being affectionate.
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  10. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I have to agree with everyone else, definitely leaning towards cockerels.
     

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