Chicken Breed Focus - d'Uccle bantams

Jjdesmo11

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New to this breed. Have 3 I believe are duccles. 2 self blue and one golden neck. ( accidentally have a white Cochin possibly. My question is: do self blue have blue legs and goldens have yellow? Thx!
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SBFChickenGirl

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I have d'Uccles! Love them so much!! They are so talkative, and lay such tiny eggs. Going to hatch some eggs here soon!

I'll root around for some pics of my MFDs.
 

Egg Snatcher

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The Belgian d'Uccle was first bred in the town of Uccle on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium, from where it took it's name. The Barbu d'Uccle was created by Michael Van Gelder of Uccle, Belgium, in the early years of the twentieth century and is thought, but not known for certain, that he crossed the existing Sabelpoot and Barbu d'Anvers bantam breeds. The Barbu d'Uccle was first exhibited in 1905.
In 1911, the American artist and poultry enthusiast Arthur O. Schilling saw the mille fleur variety of the breed during a trip to Europe, and imported several to the United States. Schilling, who photographed and illustrated many breeds for the Standard of Perfection of the APA, was visiting C. S. Th. van Gink, another poultry artist of the era, when he took a liking to the breed.

A small breed, the American Standard specifies an ideal weight of 26 oz for cocks, 22 oz for hens and cockerels, and 20 oz for pullets. The Poultry Club of Great Britain suggests as a rough guide a maximum weight of 790–910 g for males and 680–790 g for females, with variations taking into account age and maturity.

In Europe, colour varieties of the Barbu d'Uccle include Blue, Blue Quail, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Porcelain, Lavender, Lavender Quail, Black, Mottled, Silver Quail, Quail and White and the American Poultry Association lists seven varieties: Black (1996), Golden Neck (1996), Mille Fleur (1914), Mottled (1996), Porcelain (1965), Self Blue (1996), and White (1981).

Details:

Detail Value
Breed Purpose Ornamental
Comb Single
Broodiness Average
Climate Tolerance All Climates
Egg Productivity Medium
Egg Size Small
Egg Color White
Breed Temperament Friendly,Flighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
Breed Colors/Varieties Mille Fleur, Black, Porcelain, Golden Neck, Mottled, Self Blue, White
Breed Size Bantam
APA/ABA Class Feather Legged



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Pic by @Schultz


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Do you own d'Uccles? Are you a d'Uccle breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including:

· What made you decide to get this breed?
· Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose?
· What are your favorite characteristics about this breed?
· Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!

We have a bunch of other awesome breed-focus threads for you to enjoy. You can see all of them here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-breed-focus-project.975504/
I breed Mille Fluer d'uccl. They are friendly, great moms, and good breeders.
 
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The Belgian d'Uccle was first bred in the town of Uccle on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium, from where it took it's name. The Barbu d'Uccle was created by Michael Van Gelder of Uccle, Belgium, in the early years of the twentieth century and is thought, but not known for certain, that he crossed the existing Sabelpoot and Barbu d'Anvers bantam breeds. The Barbu d'Uccle was first exhibited in 1905.
In 1911, the American artist and poultry enthusiast Arthur O. Schilling saw the mille fleur variety of the breed during a trip to Europe, and imported several to the United States. Schilling, who photographed and illustrated many breeds for the Standard of Perfection of the APA, was visiting C. S. Th. van Gink, another poultry artist of the era, when he took a liking to the breed.

A small breed, the American Standard specifies an ideal weight of 26 oz for cocks, 22 oz for hens and cockerels, and 20 oz for pullets. The Poultry Club of Great Britain suggests as a rough guide a maximum weight of 790–910 g for males and 680–790 g for females, with variations taking into account age and maturity.

In Europe, colour varieties of the Barbu d'Uccle include Blue, Blue Quail, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Porcelain, Lavender, Lavender Quail, Black, Mottled, Silver Quail, Quail and White and the American Poultry Association lists seven varieties: Black (1996), Golden Neck (1996), Mille Fleur (1914), Mottled (1996), Porcelain (1965), Self Blue (1996), and White (1981).

Details:

Detail Value
Breed Purpose Ornamental
Comb Single
Broodiness Average
Climate Tolerance All Climates
Egg Productivity Medium
Egg Size Small
Egg Color White
Breed Temperament Friendly,Flighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
Breed Colors/Varieties Mille Fleur, Black, Porcelain, Golden Neck, Mottled, Self Blue, White
Breed Size Bantam
APA/ABA Class Feather Legged



Pic by @Buck Creek Chickens


Pic by @Schultz


Pic by @wegotchickens


Pic by @wwmicasa1


Do you own d'Uccles? Are you a d'Uccle breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including:

· What made you decide to get this breed?
· Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose?
· What are your favorite characteristics about this breed?
· Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!

We have a bunch of other awesome breed-focus threads for you to enjoy. You can see all of them here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-breed-focus-project.975504/
I don't have any sadly...
 

B_Chickle01

In the Brooder
Nov 11, 2020
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I have one(I did have 2 and lost one last month I’m still heartbroken😞)Porcelain D’Uccle. Her name is Bootsy cause of her feathered feet. I call her Bootsy Girl. I’m in love with this breed. We own them for fun and eggs mostly fun though if I’m being honest😂 I cannot wait to get more of them. Their little beards kill me they’re the sweetest things ever and i love their noises they make! They’re so friendly our whole family loves them they all became our pets but even more so the D’Uccles because of their sweet disposition!
 

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B_Chickle01

In the Brooder
Nov 11, 2020
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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.
That is confusing did the person you got her from tell you she was a D’Uccle? I thought they all had feathered feet and beards and muffs.
 

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