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what gender is my D'uccle

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dracon, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. dracon

    dracon Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all im new to D'uccle chickens i first saw them while getting some laying hens
    and would describe it as love at first sight , long story short placed an order for some
    and after probs with incubaters and a bit of a wait i finaly have one with more to come
    anyway not sure on the gender of my chick any help appreciated
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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is the bird in question?
     
  3. dracon

    dracon Out Of The Brooder

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    not 100% sure between 10/12 weeks i think, it was 7/8 weeks when i got it
     
  4. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with the breed but the white one looks to be a hen the brown one in the first pic is a roo.
     
  5. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say pullet
     
  6. dracon

    dracon Out Of The Brooder

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    the brown is a Rhode Island Red and i thought it was a male you can see his little spurs comming through
     
  7. dracon

    dracon Out Of The Brooder

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    so a girl then
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 weeks is way too early for a hen to have that red of a comb. Unfortunately, spur nubs are present on both genders, so you cannot use those to determine rooster-ness.

    I would say that you have two roos, based on the age you gave.
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  10. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I would say the d'uccle is a roo. My duccle pullet is 4 months and is just starting to pink up.
     

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