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Chicken Breeds item created by CherriesBrood, Jan 4, 2016
Pros - Easy to take care of, Beautiful, Docile, Broody
Cons - Small eggs
I breed and raise d'Uccles, and have had porcelains for about 3 years now. They are very beautiful and can be docile. My rooster isn't aggressive, he usually minds his own business and has never bitten or attacked anyone. They are not super cuddly birds, but this cannot be said for all of them. My mille fleur hens are super sweet and don't mind me handling them. They make great show chickens, don't eat a lot, and are very beautiful.
Pros - Beautiful bantams, Friendly, fun personality,
Cons - Small eggs (nothing else)
The Porcelain is a amazing bird and I will always recommend the breed to newbies and experienced chicken owners. They are great foragers and help in garden vary willing, I have read that they like to roost high but mine has never liked heights, they also say they get broody but mine has never been broody. They are good layers with a sweet disposition and corky personality.
About my bird-
The best bird I've have ever owned was a Porcelain named Almond. Almond was a free bee with my order of Japaneses bantams since she was with a bunch or tough breed chicks she was at the bottom of the pecking order to begin with. But when they where in the middle of there "ugly stage" all of the others would beat on her I would come into the coop with them chasing her around or I'd find her hiding under something. So from then on she got special treatment and basically became a pet. Her favorite treat was black oil sun flower seeds and with that I taught her to come to her name. After time (2 years) Almond got her confidence back and made friends with the one of the black Japaneses hens and a buff Japanese roster. Now she dose not take anything kind of bad treatment from any other chicken. Almond was shown at the fair twice and won grand champion feather-footed bantam both years and we also won chicken showman-ship. She was also a community service bird you could say she when to multiple festivals and the kids loved her.
Pros - Very pretty, sweet, fun.
Cons - Small, so can easily get taken out by a predator
I love my porcelain d'Uccle chick. I just got it two weeks ago along with some others. I have no complaints about them. They are an awesome breed! They are very pretty and cute. I'm not sure if it's a female or male, but either way it is staying. The roosters are gorgeous! I'm hoping for a female so I can watch it hatch and raise baby chicks for me. I'm definitely going to be getting some more, but for now here's a pic. of the one I currently have.
We have had several flocks of my favorite chicken, Porcelain D'uccle.
Very sweet and gentle. I have however had a few experiences with weakness in chicks and ultimately loosing them.
Seems they may be hard to raise?