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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MissD'uccle, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

    Dec 16, 2009
    Elba Twp, MI
    A local lady would like to sell me her "d'uccles" but I think they look more like booted bantams? Also, the coloring looks poor? Anyways, just wanted to get ya'll's thoughts before I took on any birds that I am unsure of! [​IMG] Thanks in advance for any input!!


  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    the female on the far left seems to be the closest to the correct coloration.

    ETA: Yes, they do appear to be booted bantams.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Quote:I agree
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    The roo has a beard, Booteds are not bearded!
  5. d'uccles are bearded, but booted bantams are not. Maybe she has a mix of the two, looks like a millefleur/black mottled cross? Not sure about what color you'd call the hens, possible another mixed color. D'uccles are cute anyhow, and very sweet and calm.
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I do know that the older a mille fleur d'uccle hen gets, the more white feathers she gets with each molt.
    This may explain why the hens are so white. That roo is interesting.
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    They look like they are d'uccles mixed with something else.

  8. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

    Dec 16, 2009
    Elba Twp, MI
    Thanks everyone! I thought they were something other than just d'uccles. they are very cool looking but i'm really looking for straight d'uccles. [​IMG]
  9. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Songster

    They are cute, but they should all have big fluffy beards if they are d'Uccles. I'm guessing D'Uccle/booted cross.

    Check out my avatar, that's my Gold-Necked d"uccle Roo, "Daffy"! See his chubby beard?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  10. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

    Dec 16, 2009
    Elba Twp, MI
    Very pretty roo! Yes i know what you are saying. . . The d'uccles i have now all have chubby face [​IMG] thats why i was a little confused!

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