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MILLE FLEUR d'UCCLE wing patterns -- *now with pics*!

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We got 4 straight run chicks from McMurray on Monday.  There are two that have alot more brown on their little wings than the other two which def. have a bar or lacing with more black.  Can you tell if it is a roo or pullet by the color of the wing or do I have to wait until it's older?  Thanks for your help.


Edited by chickenguysmom - 5/2/09 at 10:45am
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Bump!  Should I post photos?  They are 1 week old today and the feather patterns are easier to see.

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Yes please post pictures.. I got mine from McMurray also and I want to see  if any of mine might be  MILLE FLEUR d'UCCLE'S my Hubby sure hopes so thats his fav breed big_smile I just got the rare asstortment breeds so I dont know what I have they are 15 days old today i will post pics when i get back home from work........

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I have never heard of being able to sex mille fleurs when they are little.  Most if not all bantams are to little to sex as chicks.  I can only hope you don't have a ornery roo like our Little Angus lol!  The cockerels will probably be evident soon, more so than a standard cockerel.  The roos are quite beautiful though and the hens are equally as beautiful.  I have noticed in mille fleurs that sometimes the hens will get more white speckles as they age.  I love mille fleurs and they are one of my faves!

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Here are the two patterns I was talking about.  One pattern has mostly brown with a little bit of black and those two have very small combs starting.  They are also slightly bigger.  The other two have a brown/black mix with some sort of barring or lacing.  They are smaller and have a little bit bigger comb showing.  If anyone has experience to say that one set is female and the other set male (hopefully not all 4 are roos).  To me the more brown ones act more like roosters but look more like hens.  I was hoping that there is at least one girl in the bunch.

Mostly brown with some black Chick #1
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu229/joann_harris/100_2515.jpg

Chick #1 again
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu229/joann_harris/100_2514.jpg

Comb of Chick #1
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu229/joann_harris/100_2513.jpg

Brown w/ Black Lacing Chick #2
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu229/joann_harris/100_2518.jpg

Chick #2 again
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu229/joann_harris/100_2517.jpg

Chick #2 Comb
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu229/joann_harris/100_2516.jpg

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I guess I may not be using the right terms: using lacing because I don't know what lacing and penciling look like.  I assume lace looks like lace and penciling means ???? something else. 

Maybe this is normal to have a wide variety of patterns.  I was just wondering if the girls feather out to be more plain and the fellas more "ornate".  But I am confused because the more ornate patterned ones are smaller but they do have the larger combs.  AAAUUUUGGGGGHHHH!

Can anyone give me a hug? 
I wish I knew more.

post #7 of 12

hugs What are you wanting to know?

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Boys or girls? sad

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Oh Honey those are much to young to tell give it a few weeks and you will see the little red combs starting to show hugs

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This is what my d'Uccle which I believe to be Millie Fleur in color looked like when I brought it home from TSC

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28304_p1020789.jpg

And this is what it looks like now

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28304_chickies_001.jpg

And very sweet.

How that helps!

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