D'uccle Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muscovy94, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone I thought I would make this thread for everyone to talk about and post pics of their d'uccle! I think they are a wonderful and beautiful breed. Any color welcome. POST AWAY!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I totally LOVE my Porcelain d'uccles. It was pure fluke when I impulsively bought them from the feed store and found out what breed they were and how adorable and sweet. They are from Estes Hatchery mixed bantams. This is definitely the breed I'm sticking with. I bought some hatching eggs from ugly duckly and am getting some really pretty coloring from them. I bought a bunch from Ideal, but I'm not as impressed with their smaller beards and skimpy middle toe feathering. They are not as calm as ugly duckly or Estes's d'uccles. So, I probably will be selling all but the 5 straight run Millies and 5 porcelain pullets. I'll have about 6 cockerels and 3 pullets with that I'll be posting for sale later. I thought I'd wait till they were a few more weeks old.

    I think in the spring, I'll visit the feed store and see if I can get a few more Estes d'uccles, as pretty as they are turning out to be. This is the breed I'm going to promote as the perfect chicken for children! I'm thankful that I don't have to chase this breed all over the yard if I want to pick them up and pet them, they are fairly easy to catch. They are really good flyers, and can fly 7 feet up in the air. I had to put welded wire fencing on top of my chain link to make it high enough to keep them out of the neighbors yard. I think next spring I might try ordering some porcelain d'uccle hatching eggs from my pet chicken and see how they turn out, plus a few more mille pullets. The breeders I've seen online, just aren't selling much these days unless you want to pay $10 a chick!

    My first porcelain pullet finally started laying at 7 months old! Can't wait to start hatching my own cuties, but I think I'll wait till spring, since I already have 2 dozen in the garage. Here's mine from Adults to chicks!

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  3. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    You d'Uccle people have some beautiful birds!
     
  5. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Beautiful birds everyone.
    We love our Mille's!
    Here is Wheatie our house Mille. She was severely picked on by the others and we are now keeping her in the house. She is the sweetest thing EVER! Not to mention spoiled!
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  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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  7. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Wheatie looks spoiled on her rug! LOL [​IMG] all chickens should be spoiled [​IMG]
     
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  8. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Quote:I agree and yes Wheatie rules the roost or at least the house roost!
     
  9. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!![​IMG]
    I've had my 4 for 4 weeks now and they are soooo sweet and cute and friendly, 2 jump right up on my arm or hand when I go in the brooder. I can't wait for them to mature, I think they are absolutely gorgeous! I think I may have 1 boy and 3 girls...just initial guess but time will tell. Here's some baby pics...
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  10. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More please??? [​IMG]
     
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