Are these two pullets purebred D'uccles?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPox, May 26, 2011.

  1. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I *think* they are, but I am quite unfamiliar with the breed. Their legs look green in the pics, but they are more gray. The one doesn't have a lot of foot feathering at all, and neither of them have vulture hocks.

    Face shot on one of the girls:
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    Ignore the MF Cochin, although he's cute! [​IMG]
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    Ignore the horsey poop too! [​IMG]
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  2. they are pet quality D'uccles
     
  3. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you ordered them from a hatchery, they are rarely "show quality", so you can expect that they will have lots of faults. But if you just want them for pets/laying, that's no problem. They are D'Uccles, just not show quality ones.
     
  5. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't get them from a hatchery, but as eggs from a "breeder" who called them Mille Fluers. When I tried to explain that was just a color, she acted like she had no idea what I was talking about! So I was taking a gamble either way. I'm just glad to know they are (mostly) pure. [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  6. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are mixed breed, you can tell by the face too. Even pet quality d'uccles have at least some vulture hocks...so do you still have them?
     

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