Bearded d'Anvers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EmptyNest, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    Does this look like a bearded d'anvers? As a small chick it was marked identical to the others but it's HUGE compared to them now - at least 4x's larger. It's 7 weeks old. They're only supposed to weigh 22-26 ounces at maturity. Did I just get a giant one [​IMG]

  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    For one, its a roo whatever it is.
    Looks like a Quail d'Anver, if you got it from a hatchery it probably wont match the standard weight or height wise.
    They breed for quantity, not quality, and so far most bantams I bought from hatcheries were at least twice the size of a good quality bird of the same breed from a breeder..
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Looks like a d'Anver crose to me. And I'm not sure about it being a boy, its comb is pretty small and light. Though I do see some shiny feathers, though some of my girls have those. I'd have to see if it has saddle feathers or not to be sure. Very pretty, either way.

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