- Breed Purpose:
- Climate Tolerance:
- All Climates
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Light Brown
- Breed Temperament:
- Aggressive,Friendly,Easily handled
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- This Breed has 14 recognized varieties: Quail, Black, Self Blue, Blue, Mottled, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Blue Quail, Buff, BBR,Porcelain, White, Colombian and Buff Colombian.
- Breed Size:
The Belgian d' Anver is a breed of bantam chicken from Belgium. A true bantam, it has no full-sized counterpart, males weigh about 700 grams and hens about 600 g. The Barbu d'Anvers is one of the oldest known bantam breeds, and is thought to have originated in the province of Antwerp in Northern Flanders. The first reliable written mention of the breed dates from 1858 and the first description is that of Victor La Perre De Roo in 1882. In Belgium 29 colour varieties of plumage are recognised in Germany there are six more.
The breed is usually kept for ornamental purposes, as pets or for exhibition. The hens make good sitters and are good mothers.
In the United States d'Anvers may be called the Antwerp Belgian or Belgian Bearded d'Anvers and was included the of the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1949.
Belgian d' Anver chicks
Belgian d' Anver hen
Belgian d' Anver rooster
For more information on this breed and their owners' and breeders' experiences with them, see our breed discussion here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-breed-focus-danvers-bantams.1157315/
Belgian d' Anver
- Average User Rating:
Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Climate Tolerance: All Climates
General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity: High
Egg Size: Small
Egg Color: Light Brown
Breed Colors / Varieties:
This Breed has 14 recognized varieties: Quail, Black, Self Blue, Blue, Mottled, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Blue Quail, Buff, BBR, Porcelain, White, Colombian and Buff Colombian.
Some males can be very aggressive.Females are very friendly and easy to handle.To learn more about this breed check out the Bearded Belgian d' Anver Club's website http://danverclub.webs.com/
Recent User Reviews
"A Crow on Life Support"
Pros - Crow is very low and quiet
Small and Cute
Cons - Hyperactive
Roosters are not mean but are not friendly either
Roosters do not like to be held, I'm assuming hens are more easily handled, though I do not have one (ISO-Lavender). The crow is so funny, like he is saying uh oh! So quiet that you wouldn't know he was there except for a little clucking every now and then. He does like to run around a lot. Very active.bantamsrmyfav likes this.
"The perfect pet!"
Pros - very curious, hens are very friendly, lay well for their size, tolerate handling well, come when called
Cons - roosters can be mildly agressive.
I have been keeping this breed for about 3 years and I love them! I can't believe they're not more popular. The hens are absolutely perfect pets. Very talkative and friendly, the roosters can be a little aggressive but they're so small, it's more annoying than anything. Despite their small size the hens lay about 4-6 eggs a week. This is a very hardy breed and great for children! 10/10 recommend.