hi all. I have a question about the Mille Fleur bantam breed. Is it possible to breed out the feathered feet while still retaining the beautiful plumage? I love their coloring, but do not like the feathered feet. Thanks!
Once upon a time D'uccles were the only breed or at least only breed almost anyone had heard of that had the mille fleur pattern.
It was the original and for decades they were just referred to as mille fleurs so it may be a pattern not a breed but for some of us mille fleur when said alone will always mean the MF D"uccles.
I understand the meaning, I am just correcting the mistake.
Other breeds that come in Mille Fluer:
Old English Game Bantams
More that I can't think of right now
Yes, the feather footed gene can be bred out. The heavy foot feather is dominant.
Breed to clean leg and F1 gen is 100% light foot feathered.
Breed F1 offspring to clean leg and F2 will be 50% Clean Legged and 50% Light Foot Feathered.