D'Uccle's.... I have a question for breeders of them

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wooden_Pony, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are all D'Uccles suppose to have beards and muffs?

    I have some Self Blues that I bought and hatched out and they do not. So now I am curious if they are not considered Show Quality?

    I am still learning about these little guys so if you have any helpful links to post I would apperciate that as well.

    Thanks
     
  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yes, they are supposed to have beards and muffs. :)
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    There's another breed called Booted Bantams-similar to the d'Uccles in every respect except the Booteds don't have beards & muffs.
     
  4. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK that is what I thought.

    OH by the way Peep7's. We kept one of your little roo's that I hatched out. The Secert Swap Eggs. He sure is a cutie Candice DD is going to see how he does for showing I will keep you posted!!
     
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  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    The ones without beards and muffs are whats called Booted Bantams.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    HUH So I got 7 d'uccles from a hatchery and some do have muffs and some don't. Is that common from a hatchery then? Will they still look like d'uccle's then? Good question Blue [​IMG]
     
  7. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I bought them because they were sold as Self Blue D'Uccles.

    So if I understand this right, then they are not breed standards for D'Uccles since that is what they were sold as?

    If they are Booted Bantams then they should have not been sold as D'Uccles?

    I am now so confused [​IMG]
     
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  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Where did you buy them from? Maybe you can ask for a refund?
     
  9. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I am not that worried about it Hangin Wit My Peeps.

    I just know that if my thinking is right on this whole Booted Batam... D'Uccle thing then I will not buy from them again LOL

    They have a home for them. I have some one who wants them because they just want small chickens were they live.
     
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  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if they came from a hatchery, don't expect SQ birds. They breed for quantity, not quality. If you want to find SQ birds, I'd suggest contacting a breeder that is breeding to the standard of perfection. Otherwise, there's no guarantee that you'll get anything near the breed standard.
     

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