Chicken Breed Focus - d'Anvers Bantams

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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



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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!

We have a bunch of other awesome breed-focus threads for you to enjoy. You can see all of them here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-breed-focus-project.975504/
 
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What made you decide to get this breed?
I decided to get this breed because I just love the look of them.
I also wanted a bantam to start breeding and this was the first one that I really wanted.

Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose?
I own them mainly for showing and breeding, but they are also my pets!

What are your favorite characteristics about this breed?
One of the things I like about this breed is the size of them.
They are tiny and that makes them cuter!
I also like their big beard.
Another thing I like about them is the friendliness of the hens.
They are very friendly but the roosters are hit and miss.
Some are agressive and some are friendly
I have 2 breeding roosters and one will fly at me and the other dosent.
They can't harm you because they can't even get past my Wellington.

Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!
[IMG
ALT=""]https://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7655962/width/350/height/700[/IMG]



All of the pictures are of my birds but I got them professionally taken,
At the Irish national and Irish young bird show.
 
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What made you decide to get this breed?
I decided to get this breed because I just love the look of them.
I also wanted a bantam to start breeding and this was the first one that I really wanted.

Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose?
I own them mainly for showing and breeding, but they are also my pets!

What are your favorite characteristics about this breed?
One of the things I like about this breed is the size of them.
They are tiny and that makes them cuter!
I also like their big beard.
Another thing I like about them is the friendliness of the hens.
They are very friendly but the roosters are hit and miss.
Some are agressive and some are friendly
I have 2 breeding roosters and one will fly at me and the other dosent.
They can't harm you because they can't even get past my Wellington.

Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!
[IMG
ALT=""]https://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7655962/width/350/height/700[/IMG]



All of the pictures are of my birds but I got them professionally taken,
At the Irish national and Irish young bird show.
Beautiful birds! Thank you for sharing your photos.
 

dAnverama

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Hi I'm new here, saw a link to this post on facebook and fancied joining in. I'm from Wales UK and keep Belgian bantams in d'Anvers, du Grubbe, de Watermael and de Boitsfort varieties as well as Serama, Japanese bantams and Dutch bantams. Anyways just thought I'd share a few Belgian bantam photos. My husband has kept d'Anvers for over 25 years and introduced me to the breed around 14 years ago.

One of our black d'Anvers females

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