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. Details: Breed Purpose Ornamental Comb Rose Broodiness Frequent Climate Tolerance All Climates Egg Productivity Medium Egg Size Small Egg Color Cream Breed Temperament Friendly, Easily handled Breed Colors/Varieties Quail, Black, Self Blue, Blue, Mottled, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Blue Quail, Buff, BBR, Porcelain, White, Colombian and Buff Colombian. Breed Size Bantam Pic by @ScratchesWithChickens Pic by @ScratchesWithChickens Pic by @Boggy Bottom Bantams Pic by @Boggy Bottom Bantams Pic by @LauraLee Pic by @dtran0268 BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/belgian-d-anver BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/272737/danver-lovers-discuss-the-breed-and-post-some-pics/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/846885/bearded-danver/0_30 Do you own d'Anvers? Are you a d'Anver 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!