In French, "Mille Fleur" translates as "Thousand Flowers"–a poetic name appropriate for such magnificent plumage. The Mille Fleur pattern consists of a base of warm mahogany feathers, each one marked with a black crescent-moon, and tipped with a gibbous silver spangle. Picture yourself holding your soft little bearded, booted Mille Fleur hen: The overall effect is that you are bearing tiny bouquet of cheery flowers or a collection of sparkling stars!
These birds are known for their mysterious, quirky expressions, and are quite friendly: a true favorite of adults and children alike. They are fair layers of tiny, creamy colored eggs. Their mature coloring takes time to manifest and does not usually appear until after the first adult molt.
Mille Fleur d’Uccles are simply adorable. The d'Uccle's sweet disposition makes them a must for anyone who likes pet bantams; their calm beauty means they are also an indispensable breed for anyone who likes to show.
* The minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
Baby Chicks: Behind the Scenes