d'Uccle Mille Fleur Bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kanat, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Kanat

    Kanat In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2008

    How are Mille Fleur hens?

    I have 5 standard chicken, a silkie, and 2 OEGBs sharing a coop (8* 4 ft and a lots of roosting space). Their pen is propably 10*25 ft or more.

    The OEGBs are doing fine but I would like to have 2 more bantams so they would not feel like being the only "little ones."

    Please, post some photos if you have!!!

  2. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Sorry, no pix, but the d'Uccle hens are nice. Still, why don't you consider the d'Anver breed? Either Quail or the black. They are definitely sweethearts.[​IMG]
  3. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Hmmm, I have two Mille Fleur D'Uccle hens that I will be breeding to Mr. Frizzy, my Frizzle Mille Fleur D'Uccle Rooster. I will also have slightly Mille Fleur Cochins, also Bantams, in the pen as well, to breed Bantam Frizzle Mille Fleur Cochins!

    Mille Fleur D'Uccle Hen - Small, Talkative, very bright and intelligent. Not overly affectionate but not extremely skittish either, I enjoy them!

    Mr. Frizzy - Mille Fleur D'Uccle Frizzle - Small, bratty, very "cocky" and enjoying the attention of his ladies.

    The Bantam Mille Fleur cochins (they are very slightly colored) - Very friendly, cuddly, love to be held, quiet and friendly...hope they pass the "cuddly" gene on!

  4. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    sorry no pictures... all of my millefleur dUccle are GREAT my little rooster is the DAD of ALL the mixed breed i own right now..he even breed the full size hens (i have babies to prove it)
    we call him the "old man" (he is the oldest rooster i have, at only4years old) even tho i have 4 other bantie roos.. he keeps them all in line and is the BOSS,, and yet still very nice to all humans..
    and i have several mille X bantie cochin, mix hens that are very pretty and very broody
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I don't have these... just silkies myself... but I have been weighing the idea... I think they are gorgeous birds!
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN

    These are a couple of my 3 millies. These were taken last summer, so they weren't fully mature yet. Will have to get more recent pictures because they are gorgeous ( I know I'm biased, but they did win at 2 different poultry shows, too).

    Here's another of Georgie

    These are the sweetest most personable birds I've ever owned. I plan on hatching out more. They are eye candy! Mine are a year old in June but still aren't laying. I don't care, though, because they are such sweetie pies!
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    I'll post pics later. But my d'Uccle birds were the absolute sweetest little things I've ever owned. The rooster and hens would follow me everywhere, even fly up and perch on my arms when I held them up for them to
  9. Kanat

    Kanat In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2008
    Gorgeous pictures!!! I would LOVE to have these chicken.

    But.. Do d'Uccles do well with standard size chicken?

    My flock is now a little bit "unbalanced" because I lost an OEGB Bantam Roo that took care of his 2 OEGB hens. I was thinking of getting two more little hens so that the two OEGBs would have some more "support."

    The BIG RIR mix rooster is quite OK but he sometimes scares the OEGBs. I have thought to split the coop but it seems to be VERY difficult now... I had already split it for the Polish Cresteds...

    It is difficult to get everybody liking each other when you have different breeds and sizes of chicken and the Rooster is a juvenile, clumsy, and slightly "bully' boy..[​IMG] He is about 7-8 months old, and no gentleman yet. [​IMG]

    I am sure that my chicken have enough room and I try my provide my best that they have plenty of "stuff" to peck in the pen (enrichment).

  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Thanks! I do love taking pictures of my millies. Even dress them up sometimes [​IMG]

    One thing about d'Uccles is those birds can fly!
    If they don't like the rooster attention, they fly up and perch out of reach.
    If they don't think I'm paying enough attention to them, they fly up and land on my shoulders.

    When a sudden snow squall scared one, she flew up about 15' up into a tree!

    My millie roo is currently lusting after the standard hens.
    The millie hens are avoiding the attentions of the cochin frizzle roo.
    The millies have attitude and pluck, but if they don't have a safe zone a standard hen could really hurt them. Millies can't run far or fast on those feathered feet. Plus, if someone stands on their foot feathers then the millie is trapped.

    We put our millies into a bantam pen away from all the big kids. But they do all free-range together in the afternoons.

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