d'uccle Experts (or not so much)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenguysmom, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have this breed of chickens but need to know.....

    Is it doo-CLAY or DUKE-uhl or is it neither?[​IMG]
     
  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    doo-CLAY
     
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    I forgot to add its french
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I have heard so many different pronunciations that I use what seems right to me, which is DUCK-ul.

    Locally, folks call them DEE-uk-ul

    I've heard DOO-clay; doo-CLAY; DUKE-lee; and several other things that I can;t figure out how to spell [​IMG]

    I was always taught that you don't pronounce an apostrophe, but blend the sounds on either side unless it's a natural syllable break. Therefore it seems to me that "d'uccle" should be pronounced as if spelled duccle.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I always say it like duh oo kol. I thought the d'uccles were Belgian.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not French, Flemish. The breed is native to the town/city of Uccle in Belgium.
     
  7. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    wha not French ? Thats what Ive been told [​IMG] I am so wrong
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I made that same answer once and was directed to the breed's full name: Bearded Belgian D'Uccles [​IMG]
     
  9. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    My friends used to say DEE oo KLEE ol and I have no clue of how they got that.
     
  10. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    Im going to have to give my friend a D'Uccle lesson.
     

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