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hmmm.... really "show quality?"

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    can you tell me if my porcelain d'uccle bantam pair are show quality? i have not done enough research on porcelain d'uccles to know if they are show quality. they are a little over 6 months old. by the time my next fair comes along they should already be molted. but from your perspective i need to know if they even have a chance to win in any contest. thanks!
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    definatly not her best pose.

    i am not the best at getting good pictures but they do pose.
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    They look pretty good to me. Although I'm not an expert on the breed [​IMG].
     
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

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    Somerset, KY
    From what I read about Porcelain Dutches, you have a good balance of the cream and gray. But as far as standards for the D'Uccles I don't know, sorry. Thay are both very pretty birds.

    Are you going to sell eggs from them in the Spring?
     
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  4. i don't have an educated opinion about their show quality. Just wanted to say they are gorgeous!
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    Quote:i might but the female hasnt started laying yet and if you wanted pure breeds i would have to seperate them from the rest of the flock and hope that te male starts being more fertile. but if i do that i will be sure and let you know. and remember porcelains stink at being fertile! but i will sure try for you!
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I only have the mille fleurs so not sure on these but all you can do is try [​IMG] Than you know if they are or not. Where did you get them? Breeder or hatchery?
     
  7. americana-chick

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    here are some younger pictures of the birds. i actually got them to somewhat pose! but that was when they were like 1 to 2 months old.
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  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    Quote:i bought them from our local feed store. at first i thought they were mixed breeds because you can never rely on a feed store to give you quality breeds but later on i found at they were not mixed breeds. i was surprised!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I dont have a trained eye for this breed yet to comment on their show-worthiness, but I love this porcelain color. You are not helping here, my dear.[​IMG] My DH is going to absolutely shun me, but I may just have to have some.
     
  10. americana-chick

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    Quote:im sorry! XD like i said when i first got these birds i thought they were mixed breeds because i had never seen any other bird like them. but then i found out they were not mixed. and i think they are BEAUTIFUL!!! make sure and tell your DH that if he lets you get some you will let him get a 4 wheeler or something! [​IMG]
     

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