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Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed

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Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed

Chicken breeders in the town of Uccle, Belgium, began development of the Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed in the 1800s. By crossing the Booted Bantam chicken breed with the Belgian Bearded d’Anvers chicken breed, the Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed was created. The Mille Fleur was the most popular sure to its reddish brown feathers with white spangles and their black tail.

The Belgian Bearded d’Uccle chicken breed made its appearance in the US in the early 1900s. The breed is a true bantam, due to having no large breed counterpart.

The Belgian Booted d’Uccle chicken breed  is often compared to the Booted Bantam or even confused with the breed. This is due to the similarities in body shape, vulture hocks, and tail. There are distinct differences in the chicken breeds, however. The d’Uccle has a thick beard and muff that extend to the eye level. The Booted Bantam has no beard. The d’Uccle also has a fuller neck and broader neck. The Booted Bantam has large wattles, while the d’Uccle has none.

Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Profile

Class: Feather legged bantams

Varieties: Bearded mille fleur, bearded porcelain, bearded white, bearded black, bearded golden neck, bearded mottled, bearded self blue

Weight: Rooster:26 ounces     Hen:22 ounces     Cockerel:22 ounces     Pullet:20 ounces

Comb: single with 5 evenly serrated points

Tail: long and erect. Rooster’s is carried at 76 degrees. Hen’s at 70 degrees

Legs: feathered with vulture hocks and foot feathering

Eggs: tiny and white

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