The Porcelain is the rarer variety of Belgian Bearded d'Uccle. The more common plumage color is Mille Fleur. The Porcelain is similar to the Mille Fleur
pattern, but with "diluting" genes, so that Porcelains are pale
where Mille Fleurs are dark, and cool where Mille Fleurs are warm.
Porcelain plumage consists of a base of parchment feathers, each one marked
with a lavender blue crescent-moon, and tipped with a pale, gibbous
spangle, making for a lovely dappled grey---like moonlight on frosted dried grass. They positively glow!
The fluffy beards of the Porcelains give them the air of shyness, so it
is delightful to discover how truly friendly they are. They are
fair layers of tiny, creamy colored eggs. Note that their mature coloring takes
time to manifest and does not usually appear until after the first
adult molt. Juvenile plumage will be without the subtle spangles of the adult birds.
The sweet disposition of the adorable Porcelain d'Uccles makes them a
must for anyone who likes pet bantams; their radiant beauty means they
are also indispensable for anyone who likes to
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