Belgian Bearded d'Anvers Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Barbu D’Anvers; Antwerp Belgian Bantam; Antwerp Bearded Bantam; Belgian Quail Bantam

The basics:
The Belgian Bearded d’Anvers Chicken is a true bantam breed which was developed in Belgium and the Netherlands in the 16th century. According to the Belgian Bearded d' Anver Club Of America, "By the late nineteenth century the Antwerp Bearded Bantam (as the d'Anvers was then called) was becoming quite well established, with Cuckoo being the most common color, followed by Black. They became more popular in the 1890's when poultry shows were being staged regularly."

"In 1904 the "Club Aviucole du Barbu Nain" (Bearded Bantam Club) was founded in Brussels and soon afterwards the Antwerp Bearded Bantam (the Barbu d'Anvers) greatly increased in popularity and numbers, and became the national breed of Belgium."

The Bearded d'Anvers Bearded d'Uccle is closely related to the other Belgian bantams, particularly to the Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Chicken. The difference between the two breeds is that the Barbu d'Anvers is clean-legged and has a rose comb, and the Barbu d'Uccle is feather-legged and has a single comb.

Types: Bantam
Varieties (Rosecomb): Any
Uses: Brooding, Eggs, Ornamental, Pets
Weight: 1.25 - 1.5 lbs
Personality: These active and sweet chickens make great family pets. Roosters can become aggressive during breeding season.
Broody: Yes, excellent mothers
Preferred climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: Tinted
Egg size: Small

What else you should know:
Roosters can become aggressive during breeding season. These birds can fly very well, so an enclosed run is recommended.


bearded chicken, distinctive quail markings, friendly nature, good range birds, diminuitive size


feisty spirit, small food requirements

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