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Millie D'Uccle question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pbjmaker, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Have any of you had a Mille Fleur have head feathers grow in this dark? I know they change as they get older - but that sure is A LOT of black to change...
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    And to think just a week or two ago his head was yellow...
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah that one in the front is waaaaaaaay too dark! [​IMG] Cute looking though. As long as you're not planning on showing, it's not a big deal.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Yes, he is a bit dark.
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    That's what I thought - but I am totally new to this breed (umm and chickens in general). My guess was based on NONE of the other D'Uccles I have have that much black on their head. I don't show, don't know how to show but am interested in it - so he will probably go bye-bye. I have two hens that are starting to look really good out of the bunch, but he is the only Mille Fleur rooster. The other rooster is a porcelain.
     
  5. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, he is very dark, but from my understanding you can still breed your millie hens to the porcelain roo and get mille fleur babies carrying the porcelain gene, Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why in the world would he have to "go bye bye???"

    If you don't know much about chickens to begin with, you surely wouldn't know if you had show quality or not so I just don't understand your reasoning.

    What a disposable world we live in and how sad that every thing and every one is "toss away" material.

    I'm a newbie at chicken raising/keeping, too, along with taking classes to become a certified veterinarian assistant so find each day, I learn something new.

    My lil banty flock has one just like that and he's so full of character, a real people kinda guy and I believe from researching, he's a Partridge Rock bantam which is a very beautiful roo.
    (And if I'm wrong, I can and will admit to it but would again try to discover a truthful answer.)
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2008
  7. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    He does look aweful dark for a Millie. Your others in the background also look kinda dark. Who did you order from? Ideal has Brown Red d'Uccle Bantams. I think that might be what you have. Those are show able so you don't have to get rid of him.
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Those absolutely are NOT brown reds. They are dark mille fleurs. [​IMG]
     
  9. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    Quote:I wasn't sure what Brown reds looked like so i was just guessing. I've never heard of dark millies. Are they rare?
     
  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:I am lucky if I can get away with one rooster - I mean bye - bye as in to another home. ALL of my animals are from the rescue league or were strays/rehomes that no-one else wanted except for the chickens. My 15 week old rooster is a beautiful mutt that was "ugly" when he was hatched and no one else wanted. So instead of berating me and getting up on your soap box you should have got to know me by asking questions and learning...
     

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