Day Old Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Bantam Chicks
Hatching mid-February to October.
The Belgian Bearded d'Uccle is a bantam breed of chicken primarily used for exhibition, however, do make wonderful pets as well. They are known to make wonderful broody hens, therefore if you are looking for a gorgeous docile breed that can hatch her own eggs, the Belgian Bearded d'Uccle bantam will make a wonderful addition to your flock!
Production: The Belgian Bearded d'Uccle are not great layers. The eggs are small and creamy white in color. Hens lay 2-3 eggs per week.
Temperament: This breed is known to be quite docile and can brood their young well. They are a perfect addition to any backyard flock. They are easy going and do well in confinement as well as free-range. They are strong fliers, therefore if you are planning to house them, make sure they have a secure pen or tall fencing.
History: Michael Van Gelder, a Belgian chicken hobbyist, developed the Belgian Bearded d'Uccle bantam in the late 1800s in the town of Uccle, located near Brussels, Belgium. In 1914, the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection accepted the Mille Fleur variety of this breed.
Colors: This breed comes in a variety of recognized colors including Mille Fleur, Buff, White, Blue, Black, Mottled, Golden Neck, and Porcelain. The first recognized color was the Mille Fleur pattern.
Body Type: The Belgian Bearded d'Uccle bantam is a bearded, heavily feather-legged chicken with muffs and a beard. They have a deep, short, and stubby body.
Standard Weights: Rooster 26 Ounces, Hen 22 Ounces, Cockerel 22 ounces, Pullet 20 ounces
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: Feather Legged Bantam
Any blue variety ordered from Purely Poultry may include chicks with black, blue, or splash plumage patterns.