Breed Profile: Belgian Bearded d'Uccle

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

27 June 2014

The Belgian Bearded d’Uccle (pronounced dew-clay), is a bantam breed of chicken that originated in Belgium. This breed is often referred to as the ‘Millie’ Fleur’ or just ‘Millie’, after it’s most popular and common colour variation. It is closely related to the Booted Bantam, with the only difference between the two breeds being the presence of a beard.



  • Origin: Belgium

  • Type: Bantam

  • Size: 650-750 grams

  • Rarity: Common

  • Purpose: Ornamental

  • Recognized Variations: Millie Fleur, Black, Porcelain, Golden Neck, Mottled, Self Blue, White


  • Egg Laying: Fair, approximately 2 per week

  • Egg Colour: Cream or Tinted

  • Egg Size: Tiny- bantam size


  • Comb Type: Single Comb

  • Crested: No

  • Feathered Legs: Yes

  • Number of Toes: 4


  • Hardy in Winter: No

  • Setter/Brooder: Yes

  • Especially Docile: Yes

  • Personality: Sweet and calm

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