the d'Uccles.

Our Belgian d'Uccles are some of the most fun, personable chickens at the farm! They are chatty, saucy birds who love to visit in my lap. 
We have a breeding program intended to increase the quality of frizzle d'Uccles, a cute version with feathers that curl backwards. Rare indeed, the few frizzled d'Uccles that we have found have not been bred to the standard of perfection for the d'Uccle breed. So we embarked on a journey to move the frizzles closer to that standard. This took several years to reach our goal, but we definitely had fun along the way!!!
Although we have different varieties, we are presently only offering mille fleur, with one or two pens that will have a possibility of frizzles.

Ready to see the crew? Let's start with the boys....

Our newest beauty, straight from the Vaughns. We are very blessed to have Lewis now, ready to spread his genes around! Lewis is a very sweet, personable fellow, and drop dead gorgeous!!!

The magnificent Thorin, a darling gentleman, favorite of the ladies. Thorin came directly from the Vaughns. Thorin is gentle enough to be with pullets, as he understands when a gal is not ready yet. He is a fabulous fellow, and cares for chicks and young girls like a father. He also leaves the girls alone when they are molting, so you can see why he's such a popular fellow with the gals. His conformation is incredible, with a tiny perfect size and a beautiful tail. His patterning did not really come in until after his first adult molt, so I'd like to see babies with an earlier maturation of spangling. But overall, he's perfection.
Heartbreakingly, we lost Thorin in spring 2023. He will always be in our hearts and in our lives. Hopefully his son Thrain will be a major part of our breeding program in 2024. The majority of our birds carry Thorin's blood.

Thrain, son of Thorin, marks the official start of the official Green Grables show line. In the past, we have been proud to offer show lines lines bred exclusively from our Vaughn birds. We have worked for five generations of birds, back breeding our line with show stopping Vaughn line roosters, and we finally feel we have reached a new plateau with Thrain. 
Years of hatching and carefully selecting birds have finally resulted in Thrain, our final gift from dear Thorin. We have high hopes for Thrain's offspring in 2024. We cannot possibly express our thanks enough to the tireless 40 years of hard work put into this breed by the Vaughns. Without those years of work to stand on, we would never have been able to produce such a high quality rooster in just five years. Thrain hatched in March 2023, so we cannot wait to see if he fulfills the potential he is showing right now as a young cockerel.

Loch Ness Vaughnster! We were blessed to get Loch directly from the Vaughns in 2021 to add in some characteristics we love, like wide chests and big beards. Loch is a gentle boy, beautiful, and the very definition of cobby (wide and low). He has been introduced to the girls, and has produced lovely babies for us!

Now on to Attila, my darling. He's full of sass, jumping up to dance in my lap. He is so proud to be in with girls, and dances madly when we come in, even throwing a new dance move (whipping his head around in circles), to show how excited he is. He is sassy and full of himself, and yet he's my most friendly guy, always wanting to hop up in my lap and pose. He's my first frizzle who is actually the right size (the frizzle boys tend towards giant). And he's my first boy with actual wingbars (nice spangling on those wing feathers). His wattles are a bit too big, but not bad for a frizzle. He has superb slate coloring in his undercoat. His tail is very nice, although the feather width could be a bit wider. All in all, he's the best frizzle boy that I've ever seen. And even if he produces better boys, chances are good that he will stay here as a pet when he retires. He's just my good boy.

Now on to the gals!

And here are my sweet MF girls! I'm not going to label each, as I'm the only one who can tell them apart! But I have my eldest hen Twinkie, lovely and sassy. Twinkie had a stellar show season. Then we have the younger crew.  Noel, shaping up into quite the showstopper. Lady, a lovely shy sweetheart. And the 2022 crew, Susie, Little Red, 85, 72, and Sweet Potato. The newest crew is maturing, so we may have some new faces next season. ❤️

 We may have a very limited amount of golden necks available this year, just due to space and time.

And now my darling troublemaking clowns, the GN girls!
 This group is bossy, loud, pushy, friendly, and I adore them immensely.
Gorgeous Set, named after a game where you need a perfect group of three cards, a perfect set. Set is not only lovely, she's a doll of a girl, and loves snuggles!

Babycakes, loud, loud. loud. Demanding. Pecks. Squawks. Constantly disheveled. And I wouldn't give her up for the world.

And introducing the one, the only, Queen Bee, who rules her roost of course!

We also have two ladies from spring 2022, so new they don't even have names yet!

I have one blue mille fleur girl, Annabelle. Our gorgeous girls with striking blue grey spangles has been switched to our pet flock for the time being

Blue mille fleur on the left, mille fleur on the right, golden neck on the bottom.

And some of our past breeders and chicks:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for breeding such lovely Birds!!! I have been looking for a Frizzle Millie's for quite a while and I'm so glad that you have them and they're so gorgeous thank you I will be sending you an email to get eggs������.