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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Apr 7, 2016.
Awww!! Thanks for sharing!
We are new to this breed! Just brought home two young hens on Sunday for my daughter to train for show in 4-H. They are adorable, and so sweet! Don't have any good pictures yet, but I'll post when I do. Right now they're laying fertile eggs so we're collecting them, and set our first clutch last night in an incubator borrowed from the 4-H leader. We've never hatched eggs so far, so fingers are crossed that some of them make it!!
Such pretty birds!
My little girl looks the same but doesn't have any feathers on her little toes, can someone please explain this?? I'd really like to know what her breed is as she was a gift to me & my flock.
Oh How I love Belgian D'Uccle. I am looking for a pair of pullets if anyone near me has any for sale. I lost my dear "Millie" in February and she was my pride and joy. The farm where I bought her no longer breeds bantams. I am having a hard time finding sexed little ones as we like to hand raise ours from chicks.
Anyone selling Mille Fluers in my area I would gladly buy them just no roos, town ordinance. I am willing to travel in the tri state area to get them.
That is one cute bird.
I ended up with a D'Uccle last year quite by accident, and we discovered we love them. They have the most awesomely quirky personalities, and are super friendly and fun to watch. We have six D'Uccle chicks this year in a variety of colors, and they've been a joy.
Two little golden necks.
Two little mille fleurs
We are going to try and hatch some eggs. Can't wait to see if they hatch.
My husband's family have d'Ucclets in Belgium. We have a few. All pullets. Porcelain, Blue, and Black mottled. Not breeding because I have not found the right roo. Thinking of importing some hatching eggs next year. New blood, and could be quite the investment. My husband was born near Uccle, and it is a great sentimental reminder of where he came from.
Looks like a small rose comb. So she may be a d'Anvers. The tiny Barbus from Belgium come in many shapes and colours: http://www.britishbelgianbantamclub.com/gallery.html
They are all wounderful pet-chickens and at least my Barbus are laying well during the warm season, if they are not bussy raising chicks. They go brody frequently and some hens will raise batch after batch and exhaust themself doing so. So have an eye on that and stop them early.
The are so sweet and you may find it hard to tell them no. If you are not careful you will find yourself sitting on the sofa watching telly surrounded by tiny chickens or you wake up to the rooster's crow and chatty little hens roosting on your bedside cabinet.