What is this feather footed bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by superchemicalgirl, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Hi. I was at Smiling Hill Farm today (Westbrook Maine) and they had these feather footed bantams in a cage and I was in love. The caretaker didn't know what they were (I got: "I think they're german"). Whatever they are I'm pretty sure their legs aren't supposed to look like this... scaley leg mite?
    Could someone please identify them for me? I want to get some next spring. Thanks.

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  2. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Porcelain d'uccles... and ouch those feet look like they hurt!

    And if you're looking for some in the spring I have several lines of SQ birds and can ship ya some eggs [​IMG]
     
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  3. Pegs_eggs

    Pegs_eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    My guess would be Porcelain D'Uccle. They look a lot like my Mille Fleur D'Uccle except for the color [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    porcelain d'uccle
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Porcelain D'uccles... and you need to treat their feet for scaley leg mites NOW!.

    I have a spray I use as well as I use PAM the cooking spray.. .it seems to work but with feet like that, you'll need to used it daily when they go to roost for at least a couple of weeks.

    BTW they are very pretty birds.
     
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I told the caretaker that I thought they had scaly leg mites and needed to be treated (better be considered a busybody and at least plant the seed than ignore it).

    And hopefully one of my 32 hens will be broody next spring, I would LOVE to get some eggs from you... I got 30 standard chickens in April and now I've gotten into bantams. Sigh. The coop addition is ALMOST finished. I swore to myself no more building...

    Approximately how much are your eggs (I know it's hard to predict but ballpark...)
     
  7. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    I'll sell them for $ 1.00 each. I can ship a dozen safely for $ 10.00 . Just pm me when you get ready in the spring [​IMG]
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    I have some of them and i love them! Yeah, soak their feet real good to slowly get that off of them. Also VetRX is awesome stuff!
     
  9. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Porcelian D'uccles - beautiful birds.


    You'll love them when you get some eggs/chicks next spring [​IMG]

    I hate to see someone elses birds who are in poor sickly shape - especially like that with leg mites ugh those poor guys. Hope the 'caretaker' takes care of them.
     

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