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Thanks but I really don't believe they are porcelain. I've raised porcelain before as well as the gold neck. The porcelain are lovely and have a definite porcelain/lavendar sheen and I would have preferred to have to gotten those on accident. Ideal sells Porcelain as well as the Gold, Blue and Mille Fleur. About 10 years ago I ordered Porcelain and Gold Neck from them and they were both very different from the beginning.

 

Here are some pictures showly newly hatched d' uccle chicks. Mine have none of the porcelain color then or now. :/

 

http://bugschicks.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-to-tell-different-colored-duccles.html

 

https://sites.google.com/site/belgianbantamclub/downcolourofnewlyhatchedchickens

 

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Millies/BRKMilleFleur.html

This last one show blue mille right next to gold. 

 

They will be well loved birds regardless of their color. My 8 yo girl especially loves and adores all our birds and helps take good care of them. I'll be sure and update their coloring though for those of you interested. I know I've enjoyed reading old threads and getting to read updates people have had on their birds. 

post #12 of 16

Good reference sites--you are well supplied with sources of info.   Still would like to see these chicks when they have more mature plumage--part of our all-breed education and always of interest!   We get so little info from  our brief communications--so good to add more to the collection! Thanks.....

post #13 of 16

Interested to know how they turn out, please update with pictures. =)

post #14 of 16

When you order Blue Mille Fleur d'Uccles from Ideal, you are going to receive not only Blue Milles (blue) but also Mille Fleur (black), and Golden Necks (splash or dominant white).

 

Your chicks are Golden Necks.

 

Golden Necks come in different color shades. Your birds are likely going to be a lighter shade of Golden Neck. It is my understanding that the lighter shades of Golden Neck birds come from breeding splash-based birds together over a few generations. Each generation, the chicks will be lighter in color.

 

These two Golden Necks BOTH came out of the same order of Blue Milles from Ideal. You can see the huge difference in color.

 

So, no, Ideal did not send you the wrong chicks. :) 


Edited by SkylineFarms - 11/13/15 at 7:22am

LF Salmon Faverolles and Belgian D'uccles in Northeastern Tennessee.

 

Tennessee Poultry Breeders - Hatching Eggs 101

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LF Salmon Faverolles and Belgian D'uccles in Northeastern Tennessee.

 

Tennessee Poultry Breeders - Hatching Eggs 101

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post #15 of 16
That would make sense to me. I ordered 14 blue cochin but surprisingly no splash, 2 blk & rest blue.
post #16 of 16

wish I would of seen this post before I ordered the blue Mille's from Ideal.  I purchased 24 chicks they arrived yesterday , only one is a blue Mille :( 

My first time buying from a hatchery, NEVER again!

Enjoying the beauty of Citron hamburg bantams , Mille & gold neck d'uccle bantams, and bluegold  (lemon blue) large Cochins
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Enjoying the beauty of Citron hamburg bantams , Mille & gold neck d'uccle bantams, and bluegold  (lemon blue) large Cochins
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