d'Uccle Contest! CLOSED!

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  1. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Greetings, and welcome to the d'Uccle contest and show.

    About the contest
    This contest is a first for me because it is based on the APA Standard of Perfection.
    Bearded d'Uccles and Booted Bantams
    Both Bearded d'Uccles and Booted Bantams (a closely related breed) are allowed, as both are recognized by the APA and ABA. Booted Bantams are very much like Bearded d'Uccles without beards or muffs. Therefore, in the Entry form, Breed is required.
    Timetables
    This contest ends at midnight (Eastern time) on September 6.
    Judges need to get their nominees to me by midnight (Eastern time), September 7.
    Results will be posted in a new thread September 8.

    Rules
    1. Be polite and civil to all other contestants, and be a good sport. Don't forget to have fun, too!
    2. Each contestant may enter up to 3 birds, with up to 3 photos per bird.
    3. Copy/paste the Entry Form (below) and fill it out. Photo of bird and filled-out form required.
    4. You may only enter in one category.
    5. The categories are Hens, Roos, and Chicks (up to 20 weeks).

    APA Recognized Colors
    Black
    Blue
    Buff
    Golden Neck
    Gray
    Mille Fluer
    Mottled
    Porcelain
    Self Blue
    White

    Entry form
    Breed:
    Category:
    Color:
    Gender:
    Age (if applicable):
    Name (if applicable):
    Fun Facts or Story (optional):
    (Photo)

    Photo Requirements
    Please only clear, well-focused photos.
    If you are entering in the Chick category, only photos up to 20 weeks. Same applies for Hens and Roos; no pics before 2o weeks. You may only enter in one category.

    The Winners
    There will be 1st, 2nd, an 3rd place for Hens, Roos, and Chicks (up to 20 weeks). There will also be a Best of Show, which will receive the grand prize. They will be chosen based on photo quality, unusualness, beauty, and show quality.

    Our Judges
    I am accepting 7 other judges. Post here if you want to judge. (It goes without saying you can't enter the contest if you judge, and no voting for someone because they're your buddy.)
    Judges:
    myself
    kesta
    chickenlover98
    tiki
    The Chicken Lady

    Our Prizes
    Best of Show will receive our Grand Prize, a ChickenSketch (custom charcoal chicken portrait), done by myself. First place winners in each category will receive a cerfificate of award.
    I'd love some eggs for grand prize, though. If you have any you would be willing to donate, please PM me.

    Facts
    Place of Origin: Belgium
    Conservation Status: Recovering
    Special Qualities: A nice diposition for showy barnyard and backyard flocks. Good layers for bantams.
    APA acceptance: 1914

    Thank you to Storey' Illustrated Guide to Poutry Breeds by Carol Ekarius.
     
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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    This little one was hatched this spring. I'll try to get some better pics of him, but he's pretty shy. [​IMG]

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  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    If they're less than 20 weeks, stick em in the Chicks' category. If over, Hens and Roos!
     
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my little Millie guy. He is 6 months old and has no name. He is the only one I have, so I don't think I will have him for long.[​IMG] He is bearded and booted, so I am not sure what "Breed" he is. He has a perfect personality and is a very nice bird.

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  5. denahli

    denahli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] SO cute!
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    L&S: he's a d'Uccle. Purty boy! But can you copy/pste the entry form and fill it out? Thanks.

    Come one, NO ONE willing to judge?!
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Entry form
    Breed: Mille Fleur D'Uccle
    Category: Hen
    Color: Mille Fleur
    Gender: Female
    Age (if applicable): 1 year
    Name (if applicable): Sweet-Corn
    Fun Facts or Story (optional): She was sitting on Guinea eggs in this pic - she hatched out two - and is a really good mommy.

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  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Entry form
    Breed: Mille Fleur D'Uccle
    Category: Rooster
    Color: Mille Fleur
    Gender: Male
    Age (if applicable): 1 year
    Name (if applicable): Kurnal Corn





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  9. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Were you talking about D'Uccles originating in America? Because they didn't, they originated in Belgium. Thats why their full breed name is Belgium bearded D'Uccle.
     
  10. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed:d'uccle
    Category:hen
    Color:Millie Fleur
    Gender:hen
    Age (if applicable):7mos in this pic
    Name (if applicable):Louise
    Fun Facts or Story (optional):Louise had a sister Thelma(RIP) born easter weekend of 2007, love to watch her"run" with her short legs
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