Mille Fleur Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mers13, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Mers13

    Mers13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a questions about Mille Fleur Bantams. I have been told that they are Cochin based and Mille Fleur is just a color within the Cochins. I am wondering if this is true or false because from what I have found searching through Google is that Mille Fleur is a breed within it's self?? Thanks in advance!! ~Merinda
     
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Mille Fleur is a color of chicken and comes in quiet a few breeds. This was one of my old Mille Fleur OEGB.
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  3. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mille fleur is a pattern/color and is seen in a variety of breeds.
    The original mille fleur was a mille fleur D'Uccle. There was a time when that was the only breed with the pattern and they were simply called mille fleurs.
    Of course with such a pretty pattern it was only a matter of time before people wanted to see it on other breeds and breeders started all kinds of mille fleur colored projects.
    We have MF bantam cochins and MF leghorns but I never call them just "mille Fleurs". To me the name Mille Fleur by itself will always be thought of as the original. The Mille Fleur D'Uccle.
     
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  4. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Your very good at explaining these things![​IMG]
     
  5. Mers13

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    So was the original MF a bantam?? I saw on some hatcheries that they are selling Beligum MF. Are they are cochin base then?? Thanks!
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    d'Uccles (the original mille Fleur) are bantams. Belgian indicates they could be d'Uccles, d'Anvers, or booted bantams.

    d'Uccles have muffs and feathered legs; d'Anvers have muffs and clean legs; booted have feathered legs and no muffs.
     
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