Take a look at these pics...which D'uccle???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Which one is more of what you would want when it comes to coloring? More spots or less? These pullets are the same age (15 weeks about).


  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Once they go through their first molt, they will BOTH change significantly... more spots all around. If more spots is what you want, then I suppose it's possible the one with more spots now will have even more after the first molt.
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    If you read the standard it seems that every feather should have a black bar and white spangle on their upper body. So the more spots the better? They are both very pretty and who knows what will happen after their first molt. I am watching mine also. One of my hens has almost no white at all - I am hoping that will change. Now I need to convince my husband that his favorite very wrong colored rooster is not the one to keep...

    ETA: The top one seems to have a better muff [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I like the top one, but do wait until after the first molt to make a decision [​IMG]
  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    The first one is nicer, her spots are larger and with enough black, which the second one doesnt have enough one. The first one will probably have too much white after her first molt to show (so she'd be best to show this first year) where as the second one will get more white after her first molt, but since she wont be getting any more black she probably just wont be show quality.
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    The first one definately has a better color. The second one likely won't have a good enough pattern to show, even after several molts.
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Good for me to know, too... this is my first year breeding them. [​IMG]

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