The Brabanter is an old breed. Melchior d'Hondecoeter (1636-1695) painted the Brabanter 9 times in the still existing colors. This breed has often been oppressed in history. Even now it is a guardian breed that needs to be supported by more breeders. Many breeders of Brabanters enjoy helping to maintain rare pet breeds.
The Brabanter is a fairly powerfully developed, stretched country fowl type with a developed, fairly staggered tail and fairly well-attracted wings. They are light-built, slender animals with a narrow crest, a three-part beard and a comb with two V-shaped cones. The head of this breed is very striking. It has a laterally compressed, upright, narrower crest, which is narrower towards the front. This crest may even bend slightly forward. The comb consists of two bright red cone-shaped cones, which are V-shaped on a low-arched base just in front of the crest. The cones of the rooster may not be longer than 1.75 cm. The maximum size of the hen is +/- 1 cm. The maximum length of the brabant bantams is 1 cm. There is a densely feathered three-part beard around the beak, with slightly slotted nostrils. The rather small white earlobes are not visible due to the beard formation. Brabanters have orange to light brown eyes. The following 7 color varieties are recognized: gold-black top, silver-black top, yellow-white top, black, white, hemmed blue and cuckoo.
Despite their stubborn appearance, brabanters are very nice and funny chickens, but also very rare. The Brabanter lays around 150 eggs a year.
The character of the Brabanter is a bit wait and see.