Mille Fleur age?

ourlittleflock

Songster
10 Years
May 28, 2009
776
12
131
North Carolina
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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
 

NYREDS

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
5,644
445
303
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.
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
12,146
53
311
Sevier County, TN
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....
 

Lbrad7

Songster
9 Years
May 19, 2010
1,310
25
166
Ringgold, GA
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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.
 

texasgal

Brood with an Attitude
10 Years
Apr 18, 2009
8,665
130
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Very pretty .. I am really enjoying watching my MF and BMF spot out .. they are so precious!!
 

Sterlingc27

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 24, 2010
10
0
22
Ghio, NC
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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