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Excited about the baby 'Blues' project

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wegotchickens, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Here are the parents:

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    The eggs were set 9/30 in the evening. I candled last night. 11 are showing good veins and I even saw a couple of embryos dance for me. 1 is 'off' and I'm not sure it will make it. 1 was clear. I've left them in for now.

    This is the very first hatch for my self-blue d'Uccles, so I'm very pleased with how well the eggs are doing!

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Those are beautiful little birds, Lori!
     
  3. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    d'uccles are BY FAR my favorite bantam. I have 7 mille fleur and 5 black mottled d'uccle's in my bator as we speak. With 6 WB silkies and 5 "special project" cross eggs im really hoping for. Self blue and porcelain d'uccles never really caught my eye...the colors just seem to bland to me, but i still think they are very pretty for d'uccles and your breeders look VERY nice. [​IMG]
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    They are beautiful! Good luck with your hatch!
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I love them did you do the breeding yourself or did you buy eggs I would be interested in those they are beautiful
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    These are a set of hatchery birds I got from another BYCer that decided she preferred standard breeds.

    I'm hatching now to see if they breed true lav, or if something else shows up. It's for me personally and my daughter for her science project. I already have homes lined up for the breeding program culls.

    In 2 more weeks we'll set a batch with the blue girls by a porcelain roo. He is NOT a 'good' porcelain (too much straw) but he has the lav gene so it's good for our purposes.
    And if we get too much yellow from this cross then they'll go into the butterscotch experiment [​IMG]

    From here on out I'll be doing all the breeding myself. I had intended to never get any more hatchery birds, but these were too pretty to pass up. Just worried they'll have the hatchery trend of a quick life-cycle. They sure did mature a LOT faster than my heritage Mille Fleurs.
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Please keep us updated they are beautiful
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:Don't know how I missed this before.
    Thanks, Speckled! That means a lot coming from the Queen of Beautiful Birds [​IMG]


    asylum11, d'Uccles are hands down my favorites 'eye-candy' chickens as well. And these blues are such snugglers! If I don't let them out and cuddle I get such a scolding from them! And those d'Uccle voices are sooo unique!
    Watching these Lavs mingle with the Milles & the starter Butterscotch is really cool. They are more striking than bland in person, which is why I have a waiting list for any chicks that need a home.


    SunAngel & mstricer, thank you for the compliments. Will definitely keep this thread updated! Glad you are interested in my babies!!
     
  9. Hi Lori! Oh what fun! I didn't know d'uccles came in blue or self-blue.
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If I got into any bantams, it would be the D'Uccles. I'd love porcelain, but lavender would be awesome, too. They are just gorgeous. [​IMG]
     

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