The Brabanter Chicken is a breed which originated in the Brabant region of Belgium and the Netherlands. The original form of the Brabanter went extinct in the early 20th century, and was re-created by 1920. Today, it is a rare breed.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (V- Shaped): Black, Black Spangled, Blue, Citron Spangled, Cuckoo, Gold Blue Spangled, Gold Spangled, Lavender, White
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental
Bantam: 1.5 - 2.25 lbs
Largefowl: 3.5 - 5.5 lbs
Personality: Active, but social and curious.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
The Brabanter Chicken is often confused with the Appenzeller Chicken, but is a seperate breed entirely. The two can be told apart, as only the Brabanter sports a beard.
color varieties, rare breed, large white eggs, excellent foragers, crazy headfeathers
ancient comb, variable climate, standard size chicken, stag horn gene
This is the breed for me! Just looking at their crazy headfeathers makes me smile. They are great in out variable climate, do well with other animals - the roosters like to ride the goats and crow perched on their backs. They are completely free-ranging in fields and have not been susceptible to predation. The kids find them easy to catch and willing to be cuddled. It is a shame they are so difficult to find..
From Brabanter Aug 6 2014 12:33PM
Necessary for Flock Health
Providing adequate space for all flock members is necessary for maintaining flock health. When chickens don't have enough space disease can spread rapidly and the flock can become ill and die. It is recommended to have a minimum of four square feet of space for each chicken in a coop. .
From Mia B 839 days ago