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Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Chicken

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Other common names: Bearded d’Uccle; Barbu D'Uccle; Millie; Mille Fleur; Belgian d'Everberg; Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Bantam; Belgian d'Uccle Bantam, Everberg Bearded Bantam

The basics:
The Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Bantam Chicken is a true bantam breed which was developed by Michael Van Gelder in the 1890's in the town of Uccle on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Van Gelder crossed the Antwerp Belgian and the Nederlandse Sabelpootkriel (Booted Bantam) to create a closely related but separate breed.

The Bearded d'Uccle is closely related to the other Belgian bantams, particularly to the Belgian Bearded d'Anvers Chicken. The difference between the two breeds is that the Barbu d'Uccle is feather-legged and has a single comb, and the Barbu d'Anvers is clean-legged and has a rose comb.

Types: Bantam
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Gold neck, Mille fluer, Mottled, Porcelain, Self blue, White
Uses: Brooding, Eggs, Ornamental, Pets
Weight: 1 - 2 lbs
Personality: Calm and sweet, the d'Uccle Bantam makes a great pet.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Small

What else you should know:
There is a rumpless version of this breed, known as the d'Everberg. Like many rumpless fowl, fertility may be compromised.

wonderful

good pets, friendly bantam chickens, BIG personalities, Mille Fleur pattern, social chickens

challenging

broken foot feathers, meat birds, egg production

interesting

strong feather growth, citron mille fleur, backyard enthuiastics, long foot feathers

Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Chicken Health Tip

Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Chicken

From wegotchickens Jan 30 2012 7:01PM

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