Mille Fleur age?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ourlittleflock, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure if I am in the right area - But I gained a pair of mille fleur d'uccle from our local auction.. Once they were quarantine and treated for the scaley mites I have a lovely pair I think? but the question is how old are they? I have had them for about 8 weeks and since the 6th week she had layed an egg almost every day - and they are larger eggs then all my other bantams... is this normal? My largest eggs came from my cochins but hers are even larger!!

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    any help would be appreciated
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know of any way to age chickens but they look like young birds [1-2 years] to me. They also look pretty nice. Should be a good start with the breed. Start hatching those big eggs.
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Definitely at least 1 year old, probably 2. Pretty birds, from what I can see.

    Eggs shouldn't be 'large', but if fertile I'd hatch them while you can. Millies aren't the most dependable layers....
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with the age being between 1 and 2 years. Millies spots become more prominant with age and yours are spotted up nicely so I think the 1-2 years is a pretty good guess. I agree also in that you need to be hatching those eggs while you can! Very pretty birds, look like you made a nice pick up at the auction.
     
  5. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks - I may have to break the incub back out this year for the 3rd time... ha ha ha [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Very pretty .. I am really enjoying watching my MF and BMF spot out .. they are so precious!!
     
  7. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im not sure if this is true, and d'Uccle experts correct me if I'm wrong that the older they are the less white they show?...I've heard that from somewhere but can't remember where...
     
  8. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:I have heard that they show more white after every molt. Mine are all spring chickens so I guess I will find out...
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:Opposite: They gain more white with every molt.
     
  10. Sterlingc27

    Sterlingc27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Judging on the fact that your birds seem to be fully feathered and that there are no long prominent tailfeathers i would say 1 year. Eggs? if eggs then maybe up to 2 but still quite young.
     

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