History The Netherlands Standard lists the Netherlands as the origin of Brabanters while other literature indicates that this is a very ancient breed. Paintings from the 16th and 17th Centuries show fowl that look like this breed. As of January 2006, the American Poultry Association has not accepted Gold or Cream Brabanters as a Standard Variety. Brabanters, which are hardy and lay at an early age, are good layers of large white-shelled eggs and are known as excellent winter egg producers. So if they are NOT a recognized color, why is that the only color I see for sale? And what other colors are there? And I have 5 little Creams that are no good to show due to color now? Bummer!!!