Other common names: Tirlemont Game Bantam; Brabant Game; Combattant de Tirlemont; Combattant du Brabant
The Tirlemont gamefowl was created in the late 1880's in the Brabant, Limberg, Liége, and Tienen areas in Belgium. The breed was created as a fighting fowl. Today, the Tirlemont is one of Belgium’s most endangered breeds, with only a few breeders found in Flanders.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Pea Comb): Birchen, Black, Black Red, Blue, Blue Birchen, Blue Red, Blue Golden Duckwing, Blue Silver Duckwing, Blue Wheaten, Blue Yellow Birchen, Cuckoo, Gold Cuckoo, Gold Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, Wheaten, White, Yellow Birchen
Uses: Ornamental, Preservation
Bantam: 32 - 44 oz
Largefowl: 8.8 - 12 lbs
Personality: Intelligent and proud, highly aggressive amongst other fowl.
Preferred Climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Cream
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
The Tirlemont game has a low tolerance for other chickens. It is often necessary to separate the sexes, or have small breeding pairs. Once a flock is established, realize that altering it can be dangerous. Besides, their aggression issues with other chickens the Tirlemont is easily tamed. Birds can be quite docile and easy to handle.