The Brabanter breed originated in the historic region of Brabant in the Netherlands. It is a very old breed, the oldest known image of one is in a painting of 1676 by the Dutch artist Melchior d'Hondecoeter. The breed quickly gained popularity, but became nearly extinct around the early 1900's. Black and Cuckoo Brabanters were shown at the first German poultry exhibition in Saxony, in 1854. A bantam variety of Brabanter was created in around 1934, by cross-breeding the standard-sized Brabanter with bearded bantams of the Polish breed. Details: Breed Purpose Ornamental Comb V-Shaped Broodiness Seldom Climate Tolerance All Climates Egg Productivity Medium Egg Size Large Egg Color White Breed Temperament Friendly, Flighty, Bears confinement well, Shy Breed Colors/Varieties In the US: Cream and Gold Outside of US: Self-Black, White, Blue-Laced, Cuckoo, Golden Black Half-Moon Spangled, Silver Black Half-Moon Spangled, Yellow White Half-Moon Spangled, Golden Blue Half-Moon Spangled, and Lavender. Breed Size Large Fowl Pic by @Torch404 Pic by @allen wranch Pic by @allen wranch Pics by @Ariel188 BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/brabanter BYC Breed Discussion: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270338/brabanters-and-spitzhaubens-the-differences-pic-heavy/0_30 Do you own Brabanters? Are you a Brabanter breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!