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sexing a D'uccle chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by flowerchicks, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering at what age you can start to sex a D'uccle. Mine is about 8 weeks old and has a small comb that is already redder than the combs on my 3 month old pullets (all different breeds). I wasn't sure if maybe this is normal for D'uccles or if maybe she's a he. Won't matter, except I will have to change her name from Daisy [​IMG]
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Can you post a pic? Chance are if it has a red comb already, it is a roo. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. I noticed that at a early age I could already tell the roos from the rest with their bright red combs!
     
  4. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to post a pic tonight. If she's a he, he will be the roo to 3 full size hens and 2 bantams.
     
  5. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Of all my porcelain d'uccles, the pullets combs didn't start to turn red until about a month after the boys. Sounds like you've got a boy there.
     

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