Mille Fleur d'Uccle roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrs MIA, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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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.
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    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...[​IMG] There won't be room in the breeder pens for another breed.

    Thanks for your help! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahjongg90

    Mahjongg90 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I'm no expert at all

    But I do believe that you have a roo. Somebody correct me if I am wrong.

    I have two that look just like that one.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  5. Mrs MIA

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    [​IMG]

    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... [​IMG]
     
  6. StellaRella

    StellaRella Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    Oh Stella! Look at your baby in your avatar! Aren't they just the sweetest things? [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG] we'll be set for making our own babies next year!
     
  8. jaime

    jaime Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  9. 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. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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