Wooh! My first Mille Fleurs! :D

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Mary Of Exeter, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    Today I got 8 Mille Fleur D'Uccle chicks [​IMG] Complete with floofy beards and nice muffs on the feet so far. It's dark now but tomorrow I shall take pictures! I'm not sure how many roos and hens I have, but I'm hoping not too many roos [​IMG] Luckily the guy said he had about 20 more so if I do end up with too many males, he'll trade [​IMG] These little boogers were 1.50 each. Not bad if you ask me. Sure beats paying $12 just to ship some eggs you don't even know will make it, let alone hatch!
    From what I saw taking them out of the box, there seems to be quite a variety in the feathering, even if it's just the slightest difference in shade of feathers/fluff. They also don't look quite as "spangled" as most Milles I see...will that come once they get a little older, or am I stuck with plain ole buff n' black birds?
     
  2. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    Oh, exciting, isn't it? I hatched some D'uccle the day after Easter. One is a very adorable Mille Fleur.
    Another one started out looking like this:
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    and a few weeks later, looked like this:
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    And the mille:
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    So, don't give up on yours yet. The color might come in. How old are they?
    And how lucky that you can trade in the roos!!
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    They hatched out the first of the month [​IMG] So almost 20 days. I'm uploading the pictures now. You'll see there are a few very millie looking ones, and others look like they're all buff and black.
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    Here's the little D'uccle chickies [​IMG]
    http://picasaweb.google.com/MaryOfExeter/June19th2009#

    It's in the 90's here, so the brooder isn't the best place for these guys. As you can see, they were panting [​IMG] They're out in the pen with the other teen chicks now. We got home last night with these guys way after dark, so that's why they were in the brooder to begin with. Wanted to make sure they could see to eat and drink.
     
  5. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    They are so cute!! The buff ones seem like they might be feathering slower than the others. It will be interesting to see how they turn out!!
     

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