Cream Brabanters-Consider them for your next breed

Solsken Farm

Songster
11 Years
May 27, 2008
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Maine, not the crowded part
I got these by chance, on here in early July. Someone had three they wanted to rehome. For free. They were supposed to be three roos. Turned out to be a trio. I love them, the kids love them, our guests love them. They never cease to to crack us up. And they are beautiful lawn ornaments.

Don't ask me about their eggs. They still haven't laid any. They were hatched May 15th, so anytime. But their eggs are white, which is good, so we'll have eggs to dye for Easter.

And the neat thing is that the cream gene and the spangles can be used for some neat breeding projects. They are in with some of our EEs and Ameraucanas. Should be an intersting mix of babies.

We think they are beautiful and special.


Hans Peter (the kids call him Elvis)




The girls, Sophie and Neve


Hanging with their peeps around dried corn on the cob we picked from the fields today


Hans had very poor pencil markings and was very dark. I thought he was going to be incorrect colorwise, but he is really shaping up to be beautiful, I think, but I'm biased.


I am a sucker for speckles. Thanks for looking.
 

mrandmrschicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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21
173
NW IA
Those are really goofy, cool looking birds! I like them. I assume they are not bantams?
Are they quiet or noisy birds?
 
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banter

Songster
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
1,843
3
189
Raymond Maine
Well Hi! I am Da MAMA! (kinda!) So glad you like them- aren't they cool? We must find a breeder to improve the strain! I will be looking for show eggs to hatch. My hens still aren't laying! I have added some artificial light to the coop.

 

klf73

Mad Scientist
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
6,080
13
251
Maine
Ooh, they are pretty. Now you need some appenzeller spitzhauben to go with them
. I just happen to have some.......
 

L&Schickens

Songster
11 Years
Jun 9, 2008
1,359
3
171
Washington State
You have nice birds. Good color and everything.
My rooster is not very good, but he is the only one I have. I might order some gold ones in the spring and hope to get a nicer roo for them. I also have a very small hen who has slightly bent legs. I have read that the gene pool for Brabanters is very small so that might be why mine are not so good. Also, I got them from Ideal. I have not found a private breeder yet who does not have Ideal related stock.
These were hatched June 16th. I have a roo and 5 hens. Lucked out on that one. I ordered 6 and one died.


Spike the roo. Please excuse is stubby tail.











The girls








 

Solsken Farm

Songster
11 Years
May 27, 2008
1,632
7
171
Maine, not the crowded part
Oh Banter! Saturn is great! Alot of the coloring is similar except Hans has tons more topping.
Those horns are a hoot! Yes, the girls have great colorful poofs too. I am sorry yours still aren't laying. My banty that had stopped just started up again, bless her little heart.

Loren, thanks for sharing your pictures! What happened to your boys tail?

I was told that most of the breeders have their birds from Ideal and they work the breed from there. Alledgely there are some private breeders that may have some imported stock but they won't surface for some reason.
 

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