Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Disqualifications and Defects.

 Disqualifications and Defects for the Belgian d'uccle bantam.  D'uccles should have a straight firm comb with about 5 points.
 Duccles should have a thick and full beard and muffs, absence of beard and/or muffs is a disqualification,  They should also have an absence or very small wattles.Other disqualifications are ,severed wattles, squirrel tailed, and absence of vulture hocks which are basically featherless legs.
 Bull neck and v shape in back are very important for body shape.
 This is Oreo my Black Mottled d'uccle , he is a general description of what a d'uccles body shape should look like.other defects are , large wattles and ear lobes, and neck unduly long and too narrow.
The d'uccle is a four toed breed and should have four nice toes like this, also bare middle toe is a serious defect.  All of my birds seem to not have any thing wrong except for Oreo who has too many complete white feathers.


  1. Looks like your chickens are shaping up fine for the poultry shows Bugs! ( except that Oreo)

  2. I think your Orea is magnificent! Just look how he carries himself - so proud! Bugs, - good luck at the poultry shows!