I have a couple of d'uccle questions. Can someone help please?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jenfletcher, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. jenfletcher

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    I have been looking for d'uccle chicks. I finally found a lady that has some. These are the pics of the hen and roo. I am new to chickens and have no idea if I am looking at d'uccle. Do yall think these are? When I pick out chicks how will I have and idea of what they will look like. I have googled but it was no help. Thanks!
     

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  2. EggSighted4Life

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    They look like D'uccle but the male is not to breed standard or at least not milli fleur.

    I NEVER buy broody hatched chicks... to much possibility of disease. Are they offering incubator chicks?

    Consider hatchery???
     
  3. RoostersAreAwesome

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    The hen is a pure d'uccle, the rooster is a mix. D'uccles should be mottled.
     
  4. Folly's place

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    I agree. Mine, not show quality, came originally from a hatchery. Purebreds, nice birds. Mixes are fine, but won't be if you really want to have purebreds.
    Look at feathersite, and some of the catalogs (Cackle has pictures). There's likely a breed club, with online access.
    I think your best chance to have healthy chicks is from a hatchery, especially if there's a place within driving distance.
    They come in several beautiful colors too!
    Mary
     
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  5. jenfletcher

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    Pretty sure these are a broody hatch
     
  6. jenfletcher

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    There are no hatcheries close to me :(
    Does anyone know what the minimums are at the different online hatcheries. Is it too hot to ship now?
     
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    It helps to mention approximately where you live, and also try posting on your state thread for more choices.
    Mary
     
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    I am in Northern Alabama, thanks for the tip!
     
  9. blackoaktammy

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    I got porcelain d'uccle chicks from Cackle a couple months ago. If you buy under 15 chicks, you have to pay an extra charge. This was my first time using Cackle, and I was really happy with them.
     
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  10. EggSighted4Life

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    Adding that to your profile will help others make the best suggestions possible at a glance. ;)

    I've seen too many people end up with swollen eyes and sneezing. Bringing any respiratory issue to your place... that MAY not have presented yet at the other place or maybe not noticed. Something like Marek's will take AT LEAST 3 weeks after exposure before any symptoms appear.

    My pet chicken... for just over $4!
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    Not ALL varieties of d'uccle will be mottled...
    http://www.belgianduccle.org/belgian-duccles.html

    But I would not purchase from someone who wasn't breeding the same variety together, as I like pure. But we all have different thoughts. For whatever reason, I would avoid that seller. But curious... how did you find them and how much are they asking?

    ETA: breeder list taken from that link... There are a couple in Alabama.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JIQItjj79jd7zZsvVvVZIabcpsk2reEAeoPAKu1pSkE/pubhtml
     
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