Mille Fleur d'Uccle roo?

Mrs MIA

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We picked up this little guy on 3/16 from a local "hatchery" that gets their chicks from Ideal (or so we're told) - we're guessing he/she's about 4 weeks old now.

It has massive feathering on it's feet, very similar to our full grown Millie hens. But I'm just not seeing the "flowers" yet... is it a Mille Fleur d'Uccle? I've never raised a roo from a baby before, so I don't know what the coloring is supposed to look like at this age.

If it's not a Millie, I will need to find a new home for it...
There won't be room in the breeder pens for another breed.

Thanks for your help!
 

Mrs MIA

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But is it a Mille Fleur d'Uccle? (holding breath...)


If it is, and it is a roo (I'm sure it is) then I will be very happy... hens are ok, too, but I just wanted to confirm the breed...
 
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arwmommy

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That looks just like my 6 week old MFdUccle roos. They have *just* started to get their "flowers" in the last day or two. Hang on! He really looks just like mine!
 

Mrs MIA

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Would you believe, he was the ONLY ONE in the whole bin of bantams... exactly what we wanted!! Thank you! I'll wait for his flowers to bloom...
 

StellaRella

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I am 99.9% sure that Is a Mille Fluer roo. I have a 4 week old that looks EXACTLY like that. I'm so happy you got what you wanted! Congrads.
 

Mrs MIA

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Oh Stella! Look at your baby in your avatar! Aren't they just the sweetest things?

Thank you... I am also 99.9% sure. We have two 2yo hens right now, and no roos. I have an order in with Peeps7 for a dozen eggs to hatch (easier than shipping chicks!) so hopefully
we'll be set for making our own babies next year!
 

jaime

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Yes, its definitely a mille fleur belgian d'uccle. I raised two this last year. As for being male, it might well be. I had one male and one female. I have a picture of the both of them on my myspace page if you want to see.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=151580071&albumID=1294170&imageID=7948021

I believe these pictures are able to be viewed by the public, lemme know if you cant see and i will email you it.
 

Mrs MIA

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Oh yeah... that's him! Mine's only 5-6 weeks old, but I looked closely and the new feathers coming out have the flowers. I'm very happy.
 

Kanchii

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Looks like a roo to me. They won't get their spots for a while, you've just got to be patient for them. I can't recall when ours started getting theirs, but I believe they were at least 3 months old. Although most hatchery birds dont have many spots, so who knows you might not have any until after he molts for the first time!
 

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