different color d'uccle

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Megs, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hatched some eggs from my newest trio of birds, which are mille fleur d'uccle, and one is a odd color compared to the others (and compared to the 9 other mille fleur d'uccles i hatched this year) i was wondering if it should turn out the same in the end or if it is a different color variety of d'uccle?

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    theres a few photos of it (male) compared to his siblings, unfortunatly 2 boys and only 1 girl im afraid
     
  2. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched a bunch of d'Uccles and I got one of these little 'chocolate buggers' as well, so I am curious to see what others have to say about it, Mine does not have the white head as yet tho, it is only one week old so far, but the same warm soft brown,,,,

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  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your boy is eb(brown)missing Co (columbian) gene
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It looks like the ones that are being called 'black mille fleur', which is a color being worked on in the d'uccles circles. A black mf looks like a regular mf, but much of the mahogany color is replaced with black.
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Pretty!
     
  6. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really? the black mille fleur are awsome, i would be very happy if that is what he turned out to be! darn id need another pen for them! if this is the case could i breed him with regular mille fleur colored d'uccles and have a chance of more black offspring? i dont know much about the genetics
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'm not too familiar with it myself, but most people that have them (that I know of) do keep them together. You'd probably get some black mf and some regular mf chicks [​IMG]
    And an FYI, if you have blue mille fleur you can keep those with them as well.
     
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  8. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well im keeping him because hes an unusual color (wasnt planning on more d'uccle roos, i have 2) i think i will probably put my 2 porcelain ladies in with him (just pullets now) and see what happens (maybe a regular mf colored one as well)!
     
  9. fasbendera

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  10. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would keep an eye on him, i have some experiance with black mille fleur's. Pm me and we can chat about him.
     

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