Barbu d'Uccle

Barbu d’Uccle is a versatile chicken that adapts well to different living conditions. They feel at home in both large gardens and smaller spaces. In addition, they are good layers of small but nutritious eggs. At De Meidoornhoeve, we are happy to share our knowledge about the care and behavior of these charming chickens.

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Origin of the Barbu d'Uccle

The Barbu d’Uccle is a graceful and charming breed of chicken that originated in Belgium. This small but distinctive breed was developed at the beginning of the 20th century and has since won a permanent place in the hearts of chicken lovers worldwide. The Barbu d’Uccle is especially loved for its beautiful beard, foot feathering, and lively personality.

Origin and development

The Barbu d’Uccle was first bred in the Belgian village of Uccle, located near Brussels. The development of this breed is mainly due to the efforts of Belgian poultry breeder Michel van Gelder. At the beginning of the 20th century, he began crossing local bearded breeds with other small breeds such as the Booted Bantam, to create a chicken that was both beautiful and tame.

The result of these breeding efforts was the Barbu d’Uccle, a graceful chicken with a distinctive beard and muffs (feathers around the face), as well as feathered legs. This unique appearance, combined with their friendly nature, quickly made them popular both in Belgium and abroad.

Friendly and lively character

The Barbu d’Uccle is known for its friendly and tame nature. These chickens are social, curious, and love to be around people. They are very active and love to scavenge and explore their surroundings, making them a lively and enjoyable addition to any chicken coop.

Characteristics of the Barbu d'Uccle.

The Barbu d’Uccle is a small breed, but what they lack in size they more than make up for in appearance. They have a full beard and muffs that frame their face, giving them a very distinctive and graceful appearance. Their paws are also completely covered in feathers, adding to their unique and attractive appearance.

The feathers come in a wide range of colors and patterns, including porcelain, black, white, blue, and millifleur. This variety ensures that each hen has an individual and beautiful appearance.

Health and care

Although The Barbu d’Uccle is generally a robust and healthy breed, their beard and foot feathering require extra attention. It is important to keep their feathers clean and dry to avoid health problems. Furthermore, they are quite resistant to different weather conditions, although extra care is needed in wet environments to keep their foot feathers clean. At De Meidoornhoeve, we ensure that our Barbu d’Uccle chickens receive the best care and nutrition to keep them in optimal condition.

Barbu d'Uccle at De Meidoornhoeve

Our animals are kept in optimal conditions and receive high-quality nutrition, so they maintain their unique beauty and friendly character. Visit us and discover for yourself the charm of Barbu d’Uccle.