d’Uccles are my favorite breed. They originated in Belgium, in the town of Uccle. They were created by crosses between d’Anvers and other local feather-footed fowl. There purpose was to make a feather-footed bantam that had showy qualities like the d’Anver.
d’Uccles, from what I’ve seen, are one the most popular bantams, next to the Silkie. They are so popular because of their extremely calm demeanor. I have found that they tame better than Silkies and make better pets. d’Uccles are not the best layers, laying around 1-3 a week, depending on the bird. One of my d’Uccles laid at the extremely early age of 4 1/2 months and she lays an egg about every day. I have another d’Uccle that started laying at about 8-9 months and I seldom see her lay. They may not be super layers, but their sweetness makes up for that. They seem to absolutely adore their owners, allowing their owner to hold them and sometimes they even fly on there shoulders. They were admitted to the Standard of Perfection in 1914.
Size: 22-26 ounces
Special features: extremely tame temperament; feathered legs; true bantam
Cold Hardy: No
Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Country of origin: Belgium
Eggs per week: 1-3
Recognized by the American Poultry Association: Yes
ALBC Status: Not listed
Temperament: very tame; sweet; affectionate to owners
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