Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken ;
At the end of the 19th century, very similar feather-footed small animals were found in a number of Western European countries. Sabelpoot was known in Holland and Booted Belt in Germany. Michel van Gelder, who lives in Brussels, started his contributions to this feather-foot petite collection in the early 20th century.
Barbue d’Uccle ; was bred in 1904 by Michel van Gelder in Uccle, Belgium. It was created by crossing feather-footed minions and Antwerp bearded bantam. The Bearded bantams are by no means a more compact variant of the feather-footed minks, but rather the Antwerp with foot-hair and one comb.
From 1905, samples of this breed were entered in exhibitions. In Belgium, the breed once enjoyed reasonable popularity.
If we look critically at an ideal image of the tiny bearded Uccle, we see that the breed is not much different from the bantam with beard from Antwerp. The difference is that it is a small single comb with full foot hair and a Uccle beard.
- Rooster: 700-800 gr
- Hen: 550 gr
Also known by the names : Ükkeler Bartzwerge, Barbuta d’Uccle, Ukkelse Baardkriel, Ukkelse Skæghøns, Ucclerska Bradata Patuljasta, Ükkeli Szakállas Törpe, Yukelska Bradata Bantamka