Mille Fleur questions and are any not bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by princess araucana, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I'm new to branching out and learning about different breeds.
    I LOVE the look of Mille Fleur. What is the most common type?
    Are Mille Fleur D'uccle always bantam? (and how the heck do you pronounce that?) [​IMG]
    are any of them good layers?

    I do not have an incubator......yet! Hope to get one of these pretty ladies for my flock!
     
  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No D'uccles are bantams only and they are very prolific layers I got 5 to 6 eggs a week! It is pronouced DEE UCKUL
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'uccles are true bantams, meaning they only come in bantam size. I was told that mille fleur d'uccle is pronounced "milly flur doo-seal," though I could be wrong. My self proclaimed "french genious" friend said that's how you pronounce it... but she's not French... at all.
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    there are other breeds that come in the mille fleur pattern
     
  5. emandmikey

    emandmikey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, I thought it was "Millay Floor Due-Clay"
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You were closer than me. I was pronouncing it 'Mill-eh Floor Dee-uckle'. [​IMG] I've been calling my boy this for so long, this is going to be a habbit I won't soon break. [​IMG]
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I generally pronounce it "the polka dottie ones" as I am from Alabama and can't speak french/belgian with any believability.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I heard that was the way to pronounce it, but I go with they way I am used to which is Dee Uckle,,,,,,,round abouts here if you say Millies veryone knows what ya mean
     
  9. emandmikey

    emandmikey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my Latin, French, and Spanish language studies (didn't become fluent in any of them) It LOOKS like that's how to pronounce it... Oh well!
     
  10. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha, this is great hearing everyone's pronunciations!

    what other breeds come in Mille Fleur?
     

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