Belgian D'Uccles

Very Friendly, Calm, Quiet

Recognized Color Varieties

  • Black

  • Golden Neck

  • Mille Fleur

  • Mottled

  • Porcelain

  • Self Blue

  • White

Breed Traits

A true bantam, the Belgian Bearded D'Uccle weighs in between 22 oz for females and 26 oz for males. They have distinct vulture hocks, heavily feathered shanks and toes, and face muffling that includes ear muffs and a full beard. Their wattles are very small or non-existent, which is preferred.

Breed History

The Belgian Bearded D'Uccle originated in the municipality of Uccle in Belgium, bred for the first time by Michel Van Gelder. The first variation accepted into the American Poultry Association in 1914 was the Mille Fleur, a rich brown feather pattern including white spangles and greenish black stripes which intersect them. The color was so popular, that the bird is sometimes still referred to as a Millie or a Mille Fleur. 

Quick Facts

Peak Egg Production

Poor: Approx 100

Egg Size

Small

Egg Color

Tinted

Tolerant of Confinement

Yes

Cold Hardy

No

Heat Tolerant

Yes

Broody

Yes

American Poultry Association

Feather Legged Bantams

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