Belgian d'Uccle

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  • Breed Purpose:
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color:
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly, Flighty, Easily handled, Calm, Bears confinement well, Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Mille Fleur, Black, Porcelain, Golden Neck, Mottled, Self Blue, White
    Breed Size:
    APA/ABA Class:
    Feather Legged

    The Belgian d'Uccle was first bred in the town of Uccle on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium, from where it took it's name. The Barbu d'Uccle was created by Michael Van Gelder of Uccle, Belgium, in the early years of the twentieth century and is thought, but not known for certain, that he crossed the existing Sabelpoot and Barbu d'Anvers bantam breeds. The Barbu d'Uccle was first exhibited in 1905.
    In 1911, the American artist and poultry enthusiast Arthur O. Schilling saw the mille fleur variety of the breed during a trip to Europe, and imported several to the United States. Schilling, who photographed and illustrated many breeds for the Standard of Perfection of the APA, was visiting C. S. Th. van Gink, another poultry artist of the era, when he took a liking to the breed.

    A small breed, the American Standard specifies an ideal weight of 26 oz for cocks, 22 oz for hens and cockerels, and 20 oz for pullets. The Poultry Club of Great Britain suggests as a rough guide a maximum weight of 790–910 g for males and 680–790 g for females, with variations taking into account age and maturity.

    In Europe, colour varieties of the Barbu d'Uccle include Blue, Blue Quail, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Porcelain, Lavender, Lavender Quail, Black, Mottled, Silver Quail, Quail and White and the American Poultry Association lists seven varieties: Black (1996), Golden Neck (1996), Mille Fleur (1914), Mottled (1996), Porcelain (1965), Self Blue (1996), and White (1981).

    d'Uccle eggs

    d'Uccle chicks

    d'Uccle hen

    d'Uccle rooster

    For more information on this breed and their owners' and breeders' experiences with them, see our breed discussion here:
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Comb: Single
    Broodiness: Average
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size: Small
    Egg Color: White

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Flighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    Mille Fleur, Black, Porcelain, Golden Neck, Mottled, Self Blue, White
    Breed Details:
    Belgian D'uccles have very good dispositions, being both very friendly and calm. They can be flightly so they may need a tall fence to keep them in the yard. D'uccles are very good foragers and will do well free ranging. The hens will go broody and are very good mothers, but will produce few chicks in a clutch because they cannot cover more than a few eggs.






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Recent User Reviews

  1. Chicken girl lover! 101
    Pros - Friendly, Sweet
    Small, Beautiful.
    Cons - very small eggs, but other than that i love love this breed!
    This is the best bird ever!!

    there sweet adorable and beautiful my little Black one is my favorite chicken! (Believe it or not she has been laying a lot lately yesterday and the day before yesterday she gave me a egg each one of those days.
  2. Chicken Champ
    Pros - all around adorable and cute
    Cons - Cocks can be a bit on the aggressive side.
  3. floodthelast
    "My Hazel is a superstar"
    Pros - My tiny girl lays almost every day little eggs bigger than her head. She is the sweetest thing. She will happily fly to my arm to tell me about her day or ask for treats.
    Cons - Sometimes gets picked on by the big girls.
    I adore my D'uccle Hazel. She can be picked up by anyone and is very happy to see me and hop to my arm when invited. She lays nearly everyday at a bit over a year old now. NO issues with frostbite despite my cinder block coop.
    She does struggle with the bigger girls especially the more aggressive ones but is not at the bottom of the pecking order despite being the smallest.
    Purchase Date:
    May 2016

User Comments

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  1. Table4Six
    I have a self blue and self blue mille fleur hen. They are adorable, funny, and for being such tiny lil' things have the biggest personality.
  2. Shadow Source
    I got a little white one thinking it was a Silkie, nope, and he even ended up being a rooster! But he is the cutest little thing, when I walk down to the chicken coop, he always has to flap is wings and crow!! SOO CUTE
  3. adrikeen
    I have 3, just got a Porcelain! They are extremely friendly but can go a bit psycho when broody
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  4. meusoc
    where do I get them they are so cute!
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  5. joanbrooks
    that is cute. maybe i need to fence my chickens in with an over head mesh top.
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  6. americanamama
    What a pretty color!
  7. chickenchick98
    What color is he
  8. alibabba
    Luv my D'Uccles. If I had it to do over, I would only have them! They are smart. friendly and can fly (they need to! So tiny) We raised 2 in the house for a few weeks and it made all the difference, they will sit on your hand fly up to you for treats, tolerate pets and holding. And!!!! They are so dang attractive, I had people want to buy my named pet birds right out from under me. Also Great Layers! 5 to 6 days first year. Love those precious little eggs. And, the eggs...hard shell, every time. Very fertile and hatchable. My 2 are very in control of the bigger birds, they peck or grab and hang on if they need to. It's not usually them making a sqwalk, its a giant Cochin gettin manhandled by a 1lb biddy. Love them!
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  9. jnkir7
    how long before rooster got comb im hoping one of two turn out to be a rooster
  10. Bergere
    Where did you get your blue Mottled D'Uccle from?

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