Brabanter Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

The basics:
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.
Broody: Rarely
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.

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