Any body ever seen this color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LostGosling, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. LostGosling

    LostGosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these as chicks from a breeder who said they were project birds. Has anybody else seen any of these being bred by others, or just seen them around in general?(I feel like I am obligated to breed these just in case I have the only ones ever, but I'm not really set up for it and don't have much funds)

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  2. nurseamc

    nurseamc Out Of The Brooder

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    Very pretty birds! Unusual coloring indeed...but beautiful!
     
  3. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen looks just like them! My hen is a Belgium D'uccle Mille Fleur.
    What lovely birds. You are very fortunate to have them!
     
  4. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous!!
     
  5. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'uccle projects...Mille Fleur, Buff mottled...some type of mix. Don't feel obligated. If the breeder gave you some project birds, chances are they're ones s/he didn't feel were worth breeding on.

    Pretty to look at though.
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eye Candy! very pretty!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:Just enjoy the pretty ones you have. If you WANT to hatch out some colorful babies, feel free. But remember, hatching gives you roosters, and you have to have a plan in place to deal with them.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They're Mille Fleur with splash. They will indeed breed true unless the hen there is actually a light blue, which means then they'll partially breed true. [​IMG]
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:Just enjoy the pretty ones you have. If you WANT to hatch out some colorful babies, feel free. But remember, hatching gives you roosters, and you have to have a plan in place to deal with them.

    Ditto. They look almost like Blue Mille Fleur. The roo doesn't have much of a tail (from what I see in the picture).
    I wouldn't breed them.

    Enjoy those delightful personalities and enjoy them as eye candy in your yard!
     
  10. LostGosling

    LostGosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He doesn't have a tail because it got broken off when he was penned all the time. He molted a while ago and is starting to grow it back, but I still don't know if it's going to be as long as it should be [​IMG]

    Quote:Yeah, that's what I thought. She gave me all 3 of the project chicks and there supposed father for $5, so she must not have thought too much of them. She had I think 8 adults of the projects, but she sold them all for I think $15 a piece to various, untraceable people. She said that she was just tired of that breed and wanted them gone.

    Quote:I know ALL about the excess rooster placement, lol. That's one of the other many reasons why I haven't tried to turn them into a breeding project. [​IMG] I hatched a dozen mixed d'Uccle eggs a few months ago and only had 2 hens out of the whole bunch [​IMG]


    Thanks everybody for your input! [​IMG] I'm just going to let them live out there lives as cute, spoiled little barnyard ornaments.......maybe, lol. I just web surfed again and still can't find any others like them, and they're so pretty! [​IMG]
     
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