D'Uccles, anyone have them???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkieCRZYness, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have about 30 between the bator and my brooder tank with 6 different tru colors and was just wanting to get some info other then the internet, (a real person) about them. whats the most popular color? whats the best color for showing, hens or roos? are they broody? how do the roosters get along with more than one? free ranger or cooped up because of the feathery feet? i can use all the info possible, thanks so much [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mille Fleur is the most popular color. As for which sex is more popular to show, its really just important for you to show your best one or two with the best type and color. They should have an indoor coop and kept on shavings. The feathers on their legs are brittle, unlike cochins which is soft, so d'Uccles foot feathers break a lot easily, its almost impossible to have them fully grown out and not broken! You just gotta do the best you can do! As for keeping multiple roos together they often do ok if you have one pen strictly for roosters otherwise they fight over the hens. But a couple might be ok together with hens, it all depends on the individual roosters. Good luck! Where'd you get your eggs?
     
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I raise mille fleur d'uccles and I must tell you they are some of the greatest chickens in the whole world, lol. Currently I have one of them broody so yes they can go broody (All chickens can go broody though). As Kanchii said, they do need to be kept in a coop because of their feet, otherwise they won't be good for showing. My rooster is very protective of his ladies, I wouldn't advise putting more then 1 rooster with at least 4 hens. :)
    As for showing, some people raise them for the hen line and some raise them for the rooster line. I personally think the hens are prettier but thats just my opinion. :)
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I only have 2 so far.... a Mille Fleur pullet and a Self-Blue roo (he's still a baby) [​IMG] They have such sweet personalities. [​IMG] I just adore mine and hope to get more.
     
  5. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got my eggs from chellester and my day olds from ideal. So letting these birds have free range isnt a good idea. i dont plan on showing any but i would like them to look clean and attractive. which color would be best to be the head roo of my flock to make the best babies. i have 6 different colors, mille fluer, blue millie fluer, self blue, porcilien, buff columbian, and golden necks???? i want to have some pure colors tho to sell so which ever roo i keep i guess will be the color i sell or can i mix two colors and get another common color? thanks so much everyone
     
  6. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    You should keep which ever rooster you like the best. I don't think (but I'm not sure) you can mix 2 colors and get another common color. If you don't plan on showing then I suggest you keep the rooster you like the best. :)
     
  7. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hear that if you mix a blue and a millie fluer you can get pourcilien or something. idk genetices but im just saying if i could get two tru d'uccle colors from one color roo with several color hens that would be really cool.
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Nope... if you mix a Lavender (self-blue) with mille fleur you get black.

    then if you cross the offspring back to the parents and so forth and so on, you might eventually get porcelain [​IMG] LOL I'm still trying to figure out the exact formula
     
  9. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant understand that but it looks cool hahaha. soo perty much just keep my fav roo.
     

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