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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Brabant Farmyard Fowl; Brabantse Boerenhoender; Houpette

The basics:
The Brabançonne was created in Brabant, Belgium, during the mid-1800's. The breed was created by selecting crested laying fowl from local farms in Brussels, Wavre, Leurven and Mechelan.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue, Blue Quail, Blue Silver Quail, Buff, Buff Columbian, Columbian, Silver Quail, Quail, White
Uses: Eggs
Weight: Largefowl: 4.5 - 6 lbs
Personality: Active, lively and wary of people.
Broody: Rarely
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Jumbo

What else you should know:
Brabanconne chickens can fly very well. If you intend to pen them, an enclosed run will prove necessary.

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