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Belgian Bearded d’Anvers Chicken Breed

Belgian Bearded d'Anvers Chicken Breed Picture

Belgian Bearded d’Anvers Chicken Breed

The Belgian Bearded d’Anvers chicken breed  is a true bantam chicken breed. Their face is almost completely covered by their muff and beard.

Belgian Bearded d’Anvers chicken breed began in the early seventeenth century and had two names based on the city of origin. The city was called “Anvers” in French and “Antwerpen” in Dutch. This gave the chicken breed breed the names Belgian Bearded d’Anvers and Antwerp Bearded Bantam. In the US, the bred is usually referred to as d’Anvers.

In the nineteenth century, the Cuckoo and Black varieties were very popular and later bred and developed into the many varieties of the Belgian Bearded d’Anvers chicken breed common today.

Belgian Bearded d’Anvers Chicken Breed Profile

Class: Rose comb clean legged bantams

Varieties: Black, blue, cuckoo, mill fleur, mottled, porcelain, quail, white, self blue

Weight: Rooster:26ounces     hen:22ounces     cockerel:22ounces     pullet:20 ounces

Comb: Rose with a spike that follows the contour of the head

Tail: Medium length and well spread. Rooster’s is carried at 75 degrees. Hens’s at 65 degrees.

Legs: Dark or bluish shanks and toes, except for the Cuckoo variety. Cuckoo has bluish white legs. Legs are short and smooth

Eggs: Tiny and white

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