Booted Bantam Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Phoenix Farms, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Phoenix Farms

    Phoenix Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you who don't know, BB's are just muff and beardless D'Uccles. They tend to weigh a little more and have longer necks. I own both D'Uccles and Booteds and I love them just the same. So come here to ask questions, show pictures and tell us about your Booted Bantams!

    My Porcelain Booted Pair, Bonnie & Clyde

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  2. Gagirly

    Gagirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you cross booteds with d'uccles ? Would you get some bearded chicks and some without ?
     
  3. Phoenix Farms

    Phoenix Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can cross a booted with a bearded D'uccle and get some bearded chicks and some non bearded. That's what I plan on doing.
     
  4. Gagirly

    Gagirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought I had read somewhere. Good ! I've got a porcelain booted with my porcelain d'uccle and a golden neck booted with a golden neck d'uccle. Might have some booted bantams to show next fall/winter.
     
  5. Phoenix Farms

    Phoenix Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to find some Golden Neck D'uccles. Did you order yours?
     
  6. Gagirly

    Gagirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I got a young pullet and the booted bantam from a local girl who had bought eggs from a breeder and I bought a pair from a breeder at a show. I showed the pullet from the pair I bought about a month ago and she won best of breed (my first breed win !) Her first chick is due to hatch in 2 days. I like this variety-very pretty and not seen very often, at least not here in GA.
     
  7. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welp Hatchery has them - that's where I got my starter birds.

    I have Porcelain, Golden Neck and Self Blue Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.
     
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  8. Phoenix Farms

    Phoenix Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find the self blues and golden necks very interesting. I also like the mottleds. I wonder where I could find Booteds in those colors.

    Color question:
    What colors could I get when I cross a Porcelin and a Mille Fluer? More Millie's and Porcelin's?
     
  9. Gagirly

    Gagirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea on the color question. My guess would be milles that are split for porcelain-if you bred them back to a porcelain you could get both colors. Just a guess, I'm no expert. I'm sure I'll get some golden neck booteds before too long. The pullet is around 6 months old so should start laying soon. I can let you know.
     
  10. Phoenix Farms

    Phoenix Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be great. I have a ice flock right now but I want to add more Booteds since I have only two.
     

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