is this a d'uccle?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by trkcChick, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. trkcChick

    trkcChick Out Of The Brooder

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    When I first got our chickens I didn't know that much about the breeds. So when I bought I just bought the ones I thought were nice looking. I got these chickens from a lady who thinks they are d'uccles. I know a little more now and I'm not sure that they are d'uccles, maybe a mixed. Does anyone know what they might be?
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  2. KyBlue

    KyBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first pic looks exactly like my roos I got from crossing a mille fleur d'uccle roo with a columbian cochin hen. All roos were silver- most with varying degree of red leakage- and hens were all buff columbian.

    The second pic- mille fleur d'uccle hen

    Last two pics- mille fleur d'uccle crossed with salmon faverolle or easter egger? just a guess. She's a very pretty girl. I love that wheaten-like coloring!
     
  3. trkcChick

    trkcChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    The black and white one was killed by a neighbor's dog. I was hoping to find another one like him. If he is a mix I guess it will be hard to find.
     
  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On second picture I see Salmon Faverolles roo D'Uccle hen(midle one with spots )and may be Salmon Faverolles hen.Hen on third and fourth picture looks Faverolles cross -she has 5 toes.I think white and black boy fro picture #1 is Faverolles crosss too
     
  5. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    One characteristic of the true d'Uccle is it will have vulture hocks. They also come in bearded and non bearded. These look to be a cross. The mille fleur hen looks to be older because as they get older, they get more white in the pattern.
     
  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A D'Uccle is bearded... A Booted Bantam is non bearded.

    http://belgianduccle.hypermart.net/dUccle1page.html : Disqualifications for All Varieties:
    Absence of Muffs and /or Beard, Severed Wattles, Squirrel Tailed, Absence of Vulture Hocks


    http://belgianduccle.hypermart.net/BootedBantam.htm: Disqualifications:
    Any indications of beard or muffs - Absence of wattles or ear lobes - Absence of vulture hocks

    pic 1 Fav D'uccle mix (very pretty) So sorry for your loss.
    Pic 2 Salmon Fav, Mille Fleur D'Uccle, Salmon Fav.
    Pics 3 & 4 Salmon Fav/D'Uccle mix
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    D-Uccles are always bearded. Booted bantams lack the beard but are otherwise similar (not exactly the same, but fairly close)
     
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    The amount of white doesn't indicate age. I have had mille hens that had a lot of white from the get-go. Although you are correct they get more with each molt.
     

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