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Duccles And Family

  1. nothingbutbirds
    Describe 'D'UCCLES AND FAMILY' here
    D'uccles are the first bantams i have ever owned and i love them.For anyone interested in them I would like to share some information on them and other bantam breeds similar to them.

    Belgian Bearded D'uccles
    These fun little birds come in an array of colors and personalities.

    Colors
    Millie fleur
    Self blue/lavender
    Porcelain
    White
    Black
    Black mottled
    Blue mottled
    Golden neck
    Mottled
    Gray
    Lemon citron
    Splash
    Cuckoo
    Blue millie fleur
    Buff
    Ermine
    Lemon
    Silver
    Red
    Red barred
    Yellow
    Mahogany
    Silver porcelain
    Cream
    Cream mottled


    They are a true bantam(they don't have a large version).They are bearded, muffed, and feather footed.Unlike most breeds they have vulture hocks/falcon hocks, long somewhat stiff feathers located in the hock joint area.Blue legs,feet, and shanks. Mine have always been very friendly, but all birds are different.
    They are single combed five points.Many females will have more than 5 points.Males can end up with more than 5 points as well but more common in females.In the show ring a point is usauly taken off for each extra point. They are supposed to be 22-32 ounces depending on the show the judges and various other factors.They are also required to have bull necks. They are a layer of small to white medium small white to creamy beige.There tails are long and erect. Males are carried at an angle of 75 degrees, the females is carried at an angle of 70 degrees.Small or non existent wattles.Should have feathers carried out to the middle toe or farther.​
    [​IMG]Self blue/Lavender

    [​IMG]Young Millie fleur female

    [​IMG]3 day old Millie fleur chick

    [​IMG]Millie fleur hen

    [​IMG]Day old Millie fleur chicks

    [​IMG]Millie fleur rooster

    [​IMG]Young Millie fleur pullet

    [​IMG]Young Self blue/Lavender pullet

    Booted Bantam
    Colors:
    Millie fleur
    White
    Black
    Porcelain
    Self blue/Lavender
    Splash
    Andalusian blue(can produce black, blue, and splash)
    Yellow Barred
    Buff
    Silver Partridge
    Lemon
    Lemon millie fleur
    Silver porcelain
    Lemon blue
    Cream
    Yellow
    Barred
    Buff Mottled
    Mottled
    Golden necked


    They are very similar to D'uccles but are lacking beards and muffs.They are feather legged and vulture hocked.Large wattles non bearded. Does not have a bull neck. Medium single comb with 5 points.Tail is long and erect carried at a 75 degree angle.Layer of creamy white eggs. 22-26 ounces.U shape between tail and neck.More than 20 varieties.

    Antwerp Belgian Bantams or Barbu D'anvers

    Colors:
    Black
    Mottled
    White
    Black
    Porcelain
    Self blue
    Quail
    Cuckoo

    True bantam. Bearded with tiny to non existint wattles.Bred for exibition in Britin and on the continent.
    22-26 ounces.Long erect tail carried at a 75 degree angle in males and 65 in females. Males are often aggressive towards people.Rose comb with spike.No falcon hocks/vulture hocks.Dark slate or bluish slate legs except in cuckoo which have bluish white legs.Non feather legged.Layer of creamy white eggs.

    These are all for now till I am better imformed on the other closely related breeds to these lovelyh birds.​


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  1. CochinBrahmaLover
    'Lovely' at the end is spelled wrong.
    Love it anyways =<D

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