d’Uccle (pronounced dew-clay) bantams originated in Uccle, Belgium. d’Uccle means from or of Uccle. These birds have excellent temperaments, making them easy to handle for the novice chicken keeper and children. Because of this, they make ideal pet chickens.
Mille Fleur d’Uccle
Mille Fleur d’Uccle (pronounced mill-flewer doo-clay) bantams are one of a kind- their mahogany feathers with speckles get more and more beautiful after each molt. Mille Fleur in French translates to “thousand flowers.” They get their name from the beautiful speckles blooming into beautiful flowers. Their feet are feathered at hatch and stay that way throughout their life. Adult females lay approximately 100 small cream eggs a year. Mature adults weigh two to three pounds. Chicks have tan and grey down feathers and vary a little bit in color.
The Porcelain d’Uccles have beards, feathered legs, and plumage that is a beautiful blueish-white tipped in white. In sunlight, their feathers seem iridescent. They look statuesque as adults and weigh about one to two pounds at maturity. They have good temperaments and friendly dispositions. Mature females lay approximately 100 small brown eggs a year. Upon hatch, Porcelain d’Uccles have yellow feathering on their faces and grey down feathers on their backs.