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Ok, so who's still breeding d'uccles in 2011?   Please post and say 'I'  and what colors you have........

Please..... 


I have porcelain, and a few milles.  The porcelains are looking good, the milles are out of hatchery hens and a nice porcelain rooster, but are taking more after their moms in the comb and color departments.   I'm looking to add more Milles to my flock this year....  I should have hatching eggs in the spring available, and will repeat my NPIP testing in March.  There weren't many d'uccles at the double show I attended in October so I won best of breed and best of variety in both shows- there were only 3 other d'uccles to compete with as there were a bunch of empty d'uccle cages of someone who didn't attend but who paid the entry fee.   I'm telling you, it's because of lack of breeders!


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I noticed My Pet Chicken sold out of Mille Fleurs early last year after the Martha Stewart show had their chicken episode.   They are already sold out for February and most of March too!


Edited by teddiliza - 12/30/10 at 10:29pm
My husband has a dog & cat allergy, so we have one pet rabbit,  2 female cockatiels,  an older Barred Rock hen, 1 Langshan hen, over 2 dozen porcelain d'uccles, a dozen mille fleur d'uccles, and 11 Speckled Sussexes (1 male)   NPIP certified pullorum-typhoid-avianinfluenza free MO 43-711.
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My husband has a dog & cat allergy, so we have one pet rabbit,  2 female cockatiels,  an older Barred Rock hen, 1 Langshan hen, over 2 dozen porcelain d'uccles, a dozen mille fleur d'uccles, and 11 Speckled Sussexes (1 male)   NPIP certified pullorum-typhoid-avianinfluenza free MO 43-711.
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post #292 of 532

I'm breeding mille fleur, for sure. I currently have 13 hens and 2 roos, but I plan on selling a few of the older hens.

I have a white pair now, that I got at the OH Nationals. I have to build first, but may have some available later, as I have a few black girls I can add to his harem.

I plan to have lavenders by summer. Crossing project birds to a lovely rooster I'm hatching in 3+ weeks wink

I still have goldnecks, as well.

And I may have the start of a lemon mille project. We'll see....



I'll be attending the 1/15 show in GA, for sure, as it's a d'Uccle club Special Meet.
I'd like to attend the Feb show in GA as well.

I think I'm the only d'Uccle breeder in my area, so I plan on hatching a BUNCH of chicks to sell at shows from February on. I had hoped to be NPIP certified by now, but that process is taking longer than I had expected sad
I'd like to have some competition at the local shows, even if I compete against my own 'grandchicks'.

Tennessee State Rep for -> Belgian d'Uccle & Booted Bantam Club
NPIP #63-378

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
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Tennessee State Rep for -> Belgian d'Uccle & Booted Bantam Club
NPIP #63-378

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
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post #293 of 532

I'm doing mille fleurs as well.  Glad you are keeping with them Lori!  I have 3 roos and 5 hens, and 5 juveniles.

Breeder of mille fleur d'uccles.

Also have a small flock of hair sheep.

And 5 peafowl

Love my animals friends!

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Breeder of mille fleur d'uccles.

Also have a small flock of hair sheep.

And 5 peafowl

Love my animals friends!

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post #294 of 532

Well, wonder of wonder, I've managed to work things out here and I'm keeping my birds! Yippee!! yawee
I'm beside myself with joy as my heart was breaking about the prospect of having to give up my precious babies. hit
I've got Mille Fleur, Porcelain and Lavender; plus I've got a really pretty "golden neck" that I don't think is a golden neck. I think she's a splash. I won't know for sure until I breed her, but her pattern or where is supposed to be white is more of a cream color, therefore I think she's a splash and I'll end up getting blue Mille Fleur, which certainly won't hurt my feelings. If they retain their type (which is good) and just go blue, they'll be beautiful.
I'm particularly excited about my lavenders. This pair is not just pretty, but they are SO personable. The roo is exceptionally sweet, I've never had a roo that is naturally this gentle and people trusting. The only thing is, his hen makes up for his lack of aggression. She is very amusing, when I handle the other hen she takes it on herself to try to "protect" her buddy. She's such a kick. I just hope this isn't an indication of a hormone problem. Has anyone ever had a hen that acted like a roo? (she doesn't crow, however.)
I also found out that my porcelains aren't as tough as the Mille Fleurs. They have a coop that is the same size as the MFs, 3'Lx2'Wx3'T. The ceiling is insulated and the windows and doors have flaps that overlap the cracks around them. None the less, it wasn't enough for the porcelains and during one of our REALLY cold days, I went out to check on everyone and found him, looking very much like he was frozen stiff, on his back all twisted up. I picked him up and put him under my coat, next to me. It didn't take long before I felt him starting to shiver so I knew that at least he was alive. I brought him and his hen in the house and kept them in until I could figure something out. I've got a very different arrangement for them now, so I'm pretty sure they will be OK now. I'll just have to keep a close eye on them.

Well anyway, after all of this is said as I mentioned before - I have Mille Fleur, Porcelain, and Lavender and probably Blue Mille Fleur after I start breeding that one hen and  find out what she is genetically. I've got my money on the Andalusian gene.

I know winter just got here, but I already can't wait for spring to get here. celebrate

Nancy C

NPIP# 31-422 Bantam Cochins - Blue/Black/Splash, Birchen.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of theirs. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."  - Cheryl Zuccaro

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Nancy C

NPIP# 31-422 Bantam Cochins - Blue/Black/Splash, Birchen.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of theirs. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."  - Cheryl Zuccaro

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post #295 of 532
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Originally Posted by lilcrow 

Well, wonder of wonder, I've managed to work things out here and I'm keeping my birds! Yippee!! yawee
I'm beside myself with joy as my heart was breaking about the prospect of having to give up my precious babies. hit
I've got Mille Fleur, Porcelain and Lavender; plus I've got a really pretty "golden neck" that I don't think is a golden neck. I think she's a splash. I won't know for sure until I breed her, but her pattern or where is supposed to be white is more of a cream color, therefore I think she's a splash and I'll end up getting blue Mille Fleur, which certainly won't hurt my feelings. If they retain their type (which is good) and just go blue, they'll be beautiful.
I'm particularly excited about my lavenders. This pair is not just pretty, but they are SO personable. The roo is exceptionally sweet, I've never had a roo that is naturally this gentle and people trusting. The only thing is, his hen makes up for his lack of aggression. She is very amusing, when I handle the other hen she takes it on herself to try to "protect" her buddy. She's such a kick. I just hope this isn't an indication of a hormone problem. Has anyone ever had a hen that acted like a roo? (she doesn't crow, however.)
I also found out that my porcelains aren't as tough as the Mille Fleurs. They have a coop that is the same size as the MFs, 3'Lx2'Wx3'T. The ceiling is insulated and the windows and doors have flaps that overlap the cracks around them. None the less, it wasn't enough for the porcelains and during one of our REALLY cold days, I went out to check on everyone and found him, looking very much like he was frozen stiff, on his back all twisted up. I picked him up and put him under my coat, next to me. It didn't take long before I felt him starting to shiver so I knew that at least he was alive. I brought him and his hen in the house and kept them in until I could figure something out. I've got a very different arrangement for them now, so I'm pretty sure they will be OK now. I'll just have to keep a close eye on them.

Well anyway, after all of this is said as I mentioned before - I have Mille Fleur, Porcelain, and Lavender and probably Blue Mille Fleur after I start breeding that one hen and  find out what she is genetically. I've got my money on the Andalusian gene.

I know winter just got here, but I already can't wait for spring to get here. celebrate


I'm so happy that you are going to be able to keep your babies. What a Happy New Year for YOU~!! celebrate

I'll be breeding MF & Black Mottled this Spring. I have a trio of MF & 2 pair of Black Mottled available now. They are 3 months old & I do ship.

Here are pics of some of my breeders & I will get pics of the available birds if anyone is interested.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_duccles_11-4-5-7.jpg
King Arthur

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_black_mottled_hens_8-14-09_003.jpg
Polka Dot

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_black_mottled_hens_8-14-09_004.jpg
Domino

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_black_mottled_mf_f3s_002.jpg
Black & Blue Mottled babies

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_customer_pics_2-22-09_018.jpg
Cinnamon & girls

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_james_mfc_cockerels_3-17-09_mf_duccles_jill_009.jpg
Lemon Drop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_img_2169.jpg
Merlin

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_img_2107.jpg
Blue Mottled baby

Lynne: Wingshadows Hacienda, Warner Springs CA
Mille Fleur, Calico, Black Mottled & Buff Barred Bantam Cochins,  MF, Blue & Black Mottled D'Uccle, Lemon Blue LF Cochins, Crele Project Bantam Cochins
www.localharvest.org/listing.jsp?id=11467
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Lynne: Wingshadows Hacienda, Warner Springs CA
Mille Fleur, Calico, Black Mottled & Buff Barred Bantam Cochins,  MF, Blue & Black Mottled D'Uccle, Lemon Blue LF Cochins, Crele Project Bantam Cochins
www.localharvest.org/listing.jsp?id=11467
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post #296 of 532
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Originally Posted by wwmicasa1 

I'm so happy that you are going to be able to keep your babies. What a Happy New Year for YOU~!! celebrate

I'll be breeding MF & Black Mottled this Spring. I have a trio of MF & 2 pair of Black Mottled available now. They are 3 months old & I do ship.

Here are pics of some of my breeders & I will get pics of the available birds if anyone is interested.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_duccles_11-4-5-7.jpg
King Arthur

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_black_mottled_hens_8-14-09_003.jpg
Polka Dot

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_black_mottled_hens_8-14-09_004.jpg
Domino

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_black_mottled_mf_f3s_002.jpg
Black & Blue Mottled babies

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_customer_pics_2-22-09_018.jpg
Cinnamon & girls

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_james_mfc_cockerels_3-17-09_mf_duccles_jill_009.jpg
Lemon Drop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_img_2169.jpg
Merlin

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/18946_img_2107.jpg
Blue Mottled baby


I *love* Polka Dot.  smile  I didn't win any of my bids on your eggs last year, but I'm hoping to get some of your Blk Mottleds this year.  Love your names too... no Morgan?  Guinevere?  Vivian? 

I'm not breeding anything of my own at the moment, but I have a MF hen and pullet, and hatched a few more this past spring.  I showed and sold a gorgeous self-blue cockerel who was awesome.  smile

Take everything I say with a nice healthy dose of smoked salt.  It is the internet, after all.
Bantam cochins, d'Uccles, silkies, EEs, and some wonderful mixes. 
Doing my part to spread the poultry love as the Chickeness of Somerville through my chicken concierge business, Yardbirds Backyard Chickens.  Here's me in the news on NPR, the Somerville Patch, and Animal Planet's "Pets 101", and...

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Take everything I say with a nice healthy dose of smoked salt.  It is the internet, after all.
Bantam cochins, d'Uccles, silkies, EEs, and some wonderful mixes. 
Doing my part to spread the poultry love as the Chickeness of Somerville through my chicken concierge business, Yardbirds Backyard Chickens.  Here's me in the news on NPR, the Somerville Patch, and Animal Planet's "Pets 101", and...

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post #297 of 532

Thanks so much for your well wishes Lynne. My heart was broken for sure. hit  However, all is well now. I did have to work really hard to get this together and I had to do some really fast shuffling for my porcelains. I thought they would be about the same as all the rest of the d'Uccle, but it would appear at least on the part of this roo that he can't take the cold very well. I nearly lost him one night when it was in the low 20's. I went out to lock everyone up, and I thought I should take a look at him (for some reason????) I found him on his back all curled up in a knot, stiff as a board. I thought for sure he was dead, but I put him under my coat and very shortly I felt him begin to shiver. I brought him and his hen in for the night and the next, just until I could get their set up right, and now they're back out and more safe and snug in their coop. I had to give them a tiny coop inside their regular coop that is 2'wx4'lx3'h. They just couldn't stay warm in that, it was too big.
I'm looking at buying one of those sheds now. I think that would be the answer to all my problems. thumbsup

Nancy C

NPIP# 31-422 Bantam Cochins - Blue/Black/Splash, Birchen.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of theirs. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."  - Cheryl Zuccaro

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Nancy C

NPIP# 31-422 Bantam Cochins - Blue/Black/Splash, Birchen.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of theirs. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."  - Cheryl Zuccaro

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post #298 of 532

My hubby and I will be breeding and selling this year.

We have a trio of Black Mottleds, 4 MF girls, a GN roo, a butterscotch girl, and I have eggs on the way from GypsyChick.

We sell and ship eggs and can travel to meet for birds, but prefer not to ship birds. We will be NPIP certified by the end of January.

wwmicasa1 do you sell eggs? If so, can I get on a list to get some from you in the srping?

post #299 of 532

Gypsylion: I *love* Polka Dot.    I didn't win any of my bids on your eggs last year, but I'm hoping to get some of your Blk Mottleds this year.  Love your names too... no Morgan?  Guinevere?  Vivian?

I had a Lancelot & Mordred but they  have passed on. I do have a Porcelain- Sir Percival who is true to his name. I also hatched a little cockerel this summer who is blue mottled with gold hackle & saddle feathers. If I keep him, I will have to come up with a proper Knight's name~!

Lilcrow:

Gosh, I'm so glad you were able to save your little porcelain. It has been so cold here the last two nights (15 degrees & I live in CALIFORNIA barnie )  The majority of my birds are outside with covered runs (top) but not sides. They have weathered the cold well but some of them are smart enough to go into their Igloos. Others are not so smart sad



Acid_chipmunk:wwmicasa1 do you sell eggs? If so, can I get on a list to get some from you in the srping?

None of my girls are laying now due to our heavy rain & cold. Shoot me an email about mid Feb. & I should start seeing some improvement in the egg laying dept. By then I will have checked fertility. This cold weather has been horrible on my Cochin boys. I see them doing their job, but the last bunch of eggs I candled were clear. he

Lynne: Wingshadows Hacienda, Warner Springs CA
Mille Fleur, Calico, Black Mottled & Buff Barred Bantam Cochins,  MF, Blue & Black Mottled D'Uccle, Lemon Blue LF Cochins, Crele Project Bantam Cochins
www.localharvest.org/listing.jsp?id=11467
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Lynne: Wingshadows Hacienda, Warner Springs CA
Mille Fleur, Calico, Black Mottled & Buff Barred Bantam Cochins,  MF, Blue & Black Mottled D'Uccle, Lemon Blue LF Cochins, Crele Project Bantam Cochins
www.localharvest.org/listing.jsp?id=11467
Like me on:  https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Wingshadows-Hacienda/223900187662937

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post #300 of 532

WOW!!! 15 degrees? ep
That's cold even for Ohio, how did your birds manage that? Have they ever been through anything that cold before? My outdoor runs are all covered and they have heavy weight sheet plastic on the sides to stop the wind from blowing through. That's part of what I do to winterize my set up, but we expect to get temps like that. I can't imagine what that must have been like to have that come up as a snap and that severe. I'm surprised you didn't have any problems and are you saying that you had birds that didn't go in their coops at night? Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr................. Goofy birds!
By the way, how did you get the blue mottled? That's really interesting. Am I seeing black and blue together on the same bird, or two different shades of blue? I really like that look.
Oh, also your hens are breathtaking. love

Nancy C

NPIP# 31-422 Bantam Cochins - Blue/Black/Splash, Birchen.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of theirs. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."  - Cheryl Zuccaro

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Nancy C

NPIP# 31-422 Bantam Cochins - Blue/Black/Splash, Birchen.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of theirs. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."  - Cheryl Zuccaro

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