Silkie x D'uccles - can't wait to see how they grow!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Brigabart, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little mille fleur D'uccles hen, Sunshine. We had hoped we had a blue silkie hen, but he crowed at 5 months lol. We rehomed him, but it turned out Tinsel had fertilized Sunshine's eggs first! We hatched out two, and I cannot wait to see how they turn out. At 2 days old, they are pretty much twins. Both are dark blue, both have 5 toes, both have cheek muffs and beards, and I do believe both will have crests. I have a sneaking suspicion that there is a boy and girl (simply due to their stance and the way they act). And of course they will both have smooth feathers. Can't wait to see how they turn out. They seem to be the size of a d'uccles baby (tee tiny) and have the d'uccles attitude (or should I say ATTITUDE?)
    Anyone want to share more photos of their silkie d'uccles mixes? (D'ilkies? Succles? lol Dukies?)

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    Mama - the mille fleur 16722373_1854217864868178_6196100497052541737_o.jpg
    And the babies!
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Beautiful babies!!!! Love them!:love:eek:
     
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  3. NNYchick

    NNYchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are these littles doing? Do you have any updates.
     
  4. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Lovely chicks :love

    What is that black hen with the silver head in the picture with the mama?
     
  5. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMG_9202.JPG IMG_9211.JPG They are doing well. Very awkward right now lol, but I think they will be stunning. One is dark blue with a little tiny bit of red leakage on the neck. Hoping she is a girl. The other is lighter blue with a gold collar. Pretty sure he's a boy!

    Cluckcluck1215, thanks! The black hen with the silvery head is Evelyn, my Serama.
     
  6. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol just noticed the ugly feet. Generally they have gorgeous blue feet feathers. However, it rained today so they got wet in the yard. They have huge duccles type feathers on their feet.
     
  7. NNYchick

    NNYchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty. I have Silkies but have heard good things about d'uccle personality and have been interested.
     
  8. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep the D'uccles are super intelligent and generally friendly. These two appear to have taken after their mom in personality and development. Quick developers, very smart, very brave (always venturing off on their own but keep their mom in sight).
     
  9. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just sharing new photos - they are really turning into gorgeous little birds. Pretty sure Bubbles (orange collar) is a boy. Really beginning to think Bobbles is a girl! Almost 9 weeks old. Bubbles.jpg Bobbles.jpg
     
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  10. NNYchick

    NNYchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so pretty. I may have to add D'uccles to my flock.
     

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