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Mille Fleur d'Uccles Bantams
In 1879, Booted Bantam (a distinctly different breed from the Belgian d'Uccle) entered into the American Poultry Association's Standards of Perfection.
This was thirty-five years before the Belgian d'Uccles, In 1914 the Mille Fleur was entered into the American Poultry Association's Standards of Perfection.

I mention this because sometimes the Booted Bantam and the Belgian d'Uccle are confused with one another & breed together.
The future of these 2 breeds need to be maintained seperately or they will be forever lost to cross breeding.
Although the weights of the TWO BREEDS are the same ONE MUST always keep in mind that these are TWO DIFFERENT BREEDS and there are some Major differences in the two Breeds.

The Booted Bantam has "NO BEARD", has "LARGE WATTLES", is "TALLER" and has a wider "U" shape between the head, neck and tail.

Because there is d'Anver blood in the d'Uccle bantams the d'Uccle is a "SHORTER" bird, has a "BROADER BREAST", "BULL NECK", "VERY, VERY SMALL WADDLES" (IF ANY AT ALL) and a "V" shape between the Head/neck and Tail.
Most sources maintain that it originated from crosses of the Antwerp Belgian and the Sabelpoot which is known today
as the Booted Bantam, and raised as a closely related but separated breed.
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Mille Fleur Belgian d'Uccle or Belgian Bearded d'Uccle

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Mille Fleur Booted Bantam


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Mille Fleur

Comb, Face, Wattles & Ear Lobes: Bright Red
Beak: Horn with slight gray shading.
Eyes: Dark Brown.
Beard & Muffs: same as breast
Boots: Black, edged and tipped with white.
Shanks and Toes: Slaty Blue; plumage, black tipped with white, the wide web being edged with golden buff.

Plumage:
 Color of Male:
Head: Brilliant light orange vermillion, each feather tipped with a small white spangle, a narrow V-shaped bar of black dividing the spangle from the remainder of the feather.
Neck: Brilliant light orange vermillion, with a metallic sheen, each feather having a lustrous greenish black stripe extending lengthwise through lower part of feather,
terminating near end of feather, tipped with a diamond-shaped pure white spangle, Front of neck- same as breast.
Back: Brilliant light orange vermillion, each feather having a lustrous greenish black stripe extending lengthwise through lower part of feather terminating near end of
feather, tipped with a diamond-shaped pure white spangle, the black strip broadening out to edge of feather where it meets with white spangle.
Saddle: Same as Hackle.
Tail: Main Tail- Black- each feather tipped with white. Sickles, Lesser Sickles & Coverts- lustrous greenish black, each feather tipped with a V-shaped pure white spangle.
Wings: Shoulder & Fronts- Same as breast.
Bow- rich light orange vermillion, each feather tipped with a pure white spangle.
Coverts- deep bay, each feather having a V-shaped pure white spangle at end of feather, a V-shaped black bar dividing white spangle from balance of feather, the
V-shaped bar and spangle being larger and more pronounced that other spangling, the whole forming two distinct bars across wing .
Primaries- inner webs, black; outer webs black. slightly edged with bay, lower portion of feather edged with white.
Secondaries- outer webs bay; inner webs dull black, extending into outer webs near end of feather; end of feather tipped with white.
Breast Golden bay, each feather tipped with a V-shaped white spangle, a V-shaped bar of black dividing white from remainder of feather.
Body & Stern: Body- same as breast. Stern- fluff, slaty buff tipped with white.
Lower Thighs: Same as Breast
Undercolor: Slate, shading to slaty buff at base, in all sections.

Color of Female:
Head: Rich golden buff, each feather marked with a V-shaped bar of black near end of feather, end of feather tipped with a V-shaped pure white spangle.
Neck Hackle Rich golden buff, each feather marked with a V-shaped bar of black near end of feather, end of feather tipped with a diamond-shaped pure white spangle. Front of Neck- same as breast.
Back & Cushion: Rich golden buff, each feather marked with a V-shaped bar of black near end of feather, end of feather tipped with a V-shaped pure white spangle.
Tail: Main Tail dull black, tipped with pure white, top two feathers with some buff on upper web. Coverts same as back.
Wings: Shoulders, Fronts & bows same as back.
Coverts same as back except that the V shaped spangled are larger and more pronounced. the whole forming two distinct bars across wings.
Primaries- inner webs black; outer webs black, edged with bay.
Secondaries outer webs golden buff extending nearly to end of feather: inner webs dull black, extending nearly to end of feather and broadening out into outer webs nearly to end of feather,
where it joins spangle at tip, the whole forming a spangled effect at the end of the Secondaries, when wing is folded and held in its natural position.
Breast: Same as Back
Body & Stern: Body same as breast, Stern fluff, slaty buff, tipped with white.
Lower thighs: Same as Breast
Undercolor Medium Slate, shading to pale salmon at base, in all sections.

Disqualifications:
Two or more solid white feathers in any section of plumage.
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