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Belgian d' Anver

Average User Rating:
4.68/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb:
    Rose
    Broodiness:
    Frequent
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size:
    Small
    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:
    Bantam
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    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.

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    Belgian d' Anver chicks

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    Belgian d' Anver hen

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    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/
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb: Rose
    Broodiness: Frequent
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    High
    Egg Size: Small
    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 Details:
    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/

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Recent User Reviews

  1. RainForestBird
    4/5,
    "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.
    Purchase Price:
    10
    Purchase Date:
    2017
  2. ffa.okie.4h
    5/5,
    "Best Show Chicken for Young Children!"
    The Belgian Bearded d'Anver is a small breed which makes it a good show bird for young children! They are beautiful and extremely docile!
    BlackHackle likes this.
  3. AstralStorm
    5/5,
    "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.
    BlackHackle likes this.

User Comments

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  1. Gone to the birds!
    So... are the Roosters of this breed consistently a quiet bird. I want to be a considerate neighbor and will not risk my entire flock to complaints by my neighbors. Thanks. Gone to the Birds.
  2. PaulaMc
    Absolutely gorgeous
  3. TXchickmum
    -could be. He sounds like a very sweet roo!
  4. Chick-a-dow-dee
    BTW: he couldn't be sweeter, I hold him and rub his ear until he falls asleep in my arms. He's really great with the girls and does his job well. I call him George and he comes when he calls. =)
  5. Chick-a-dow-dee
    My roo was sold as an Ameracauna, which I knew was really an EE and that was fine. He produced a pullet who laid pretty green eggs so I'm certain he's part Ameracauna. I always told him (yes, I talk to my roo) that he looked French because his comb looks like a beret. Since I've seen the Belgian D'Anver, I think that's his other side. He's my avatar. What do you think?
  6. nickers
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Them!!!!!! (did I say I love them??)
  7. hiddenacres
    i have 3 eggs in the incubator and due to hatch between tuseday April 15th and friday April 18th i cant wait too.
  8. Chickengirl47
    I've always wanted one of these...
  9. Phoenixxx
    Rofl! I can't leave my house open in the summer - always come in to find a chicken in the kitchen! One of my red stars (she is VERY unique among her breed) will actually peck on the door in the morning to be let in!
      Mini Moe likes this.
  10. Pamphee
    VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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