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Belgian d'Uccle

Average User Rating:
4.67647/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Average
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    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 Size:
    Bantam
    APA/ABA Class:
    Feather Legged
    This breed was developed in Belgium by Michel Van Gelder, a fancier who lived in the small town of Uccle. He crossed the Bearded D'Anver with feather footed bantams in an attempt to get a booted bird with low posture, a compact and asymmetrical body, a full beard, and a single comb.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb: Single
    Broodiness: Average
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    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. americanamama
    5/5,
    "Great pets, very personable"
    Pros - Likes to have interaction, sits on laps, quite talker, doesnt turn up flower beds
    Cons - They need a aviary as they are great flyers. No free ranging, or they will disappear.
    I had a Porcelain Duccle pair a few years ago. We started letting them out to free range. One day we left to go into town and the Duccles were missing. I now raise Mille Fleurs in a 20 by 50 foot wire mesh topped run with a small tree, grape vines and a huge shade tarp for relief during the summer. I love this breed in all colors. These cute little birds are very sweet pets. If you sit with them you'll be surrounded by soft little purring birds wanting your attention. There eggs ship really well to sell as hatching eggs. I wish I could let them run free! It would be so cute to see 30 of these birds running around the farm. Give them lot's of things to jump on out in there run. Add greens to there diet.
    Overall:
    5
  2. Almond goose
    5/5,
    "Great bird"
    Pros - calm,gentle, good looks and good foragers
    Cons - small eggs ( nothing more )
    My experience with the breed is great. I have a Porcelain D'uccle named Almond she is probably the best chicken i've had thought her personality doesn't meet up to breed standards " They say D'uccles will roost height and are very broody'' Almond has never been broody and does not like to roost height but otherwise has a great personality she loves attention. When she was little she was picked on but now she doesn't take that kinda treatment. Almond now comes to her name, helps in the garden to get the grubs out. she has also won grand champion bantam feather footed at the county fair. They also make great 4-H birds.
    Overall:
    5
  3. puffypoo22
    4/5,
    "cute friendly chicken"
    Pros - BEAUTIFUL, friendly, docile, calm
    Cons - bottom of pecking order, not very hardy, not good layer, roosters sometimes flighty, like to roost up high
    We had one mille fleur d'Uccle whose name was Dolly. She did not mind being held and was super pretty and sweet. However, she died in the middle of winter of an unknown cause. We were able to get 5 more d'Uccles but one died and the others grew up to be all roosters. They were not very friendly however, and one pecked. We currently have a d'Uccle named Polly, also very sweet and comes running whenever she sees me or one of my sisters. She is absolutely spoiled with cracked corn and because she is mauled so much most of the attention goes to her and she is one of the friendliest. She is also at the bottom of the pecking order, and always is on a roosting bar when she is not free ranging. At night she prefers to sleep on her roosting bar instead of in the one in the hen house.
    This year we were also lucky enough to get four d'Uccle chicks. One died from another unknown cause, maybe it was marek's, but the other three were very healthy. a young cockerel and pullet were once spooked by my dad's tractor and ended up on the top of our chicken coop. it took awhile for them to get back into their brooder. I know that i put quite a few cons for this breed, i still highly recommend this breed. they are totally worth it, and i hope to have a lot someday.
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    This is Dolly. In space.
    Overall:
    4.5

User Comments

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  1. meusoc
    where do I get them they are so cute!
  2. joanbrooks
    that is cute. maybe i need to fence my chickens in with an over head mesh top.
  3. americanamama
    What a pretty color!
  4. chickenchick98
    What color is he
  5. 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!
  6. jnkir7
    how long before rooster got comb im hoping one of two turn out to be a rooster
  7. Bergere
    Where did you get your blue Mottled D'Uccle from?
  8. DuckRaiser
    Do they come in different colors? I thought they did.
  9. DuckRaiser
    Aw! Wonderful review! I want some next year! Maybe sooner...
  10. Mah1Mah1
    I have a mille fleur too, she is such a sweety & loves cuddles. She squats when I come over so I can pick her up and has a beautiful voice.

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