Cream Brabanters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MagsC, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I got a freebie Cream Brabanter egg in a order. Now I have seen pictures of them and very interested to know more about the breed. What is everyones experience with them?
     
  2. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not many people have them. Someone was giving away three roos on here, and when I saw the picture, it looked like a trio, so I took them. We love them. 2 girls and a boy. [​IMG] The stock from breeders around the country appears to come from hatchery stock and then they work on the lines. Apparently they are an old dutch breed that had become extinct but were recreated in the early 1900s. Not a whole lot of info anywhere. My two pullets have the proper speckled markings. The roo has more penciled markings which is not desirable. I don't care. They are all so dang cute, and so gentle. Everyone that comes to the farm marvels at them, with their funny elvis hairdos.

    Good luck with your egg!
     
  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    I liked mine a lot, as you can tell by my avatar. Unfortunately, I recently let mine get killed through a stupid mistake. [​IMG] And also unfortunately, the breeder is not selling any more birds this year! [​IMG]

    I think perhaps the lack of spangling on the back of the roos is a roo thing. Mine also had that, and in a previous discussion here on byc it seemed that others did as well. So I wouldn't worry too much about that.

    I am gonna keep trying to get more of these birds. IMHO they are definitely worth having!
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I have 1 Brabanter roo and one hen (she may be a cream Spitz).

    There are a few of us here who keep Brabanters and Spitzaubens.
    I can't say much about him other than he is quiet, lives with my silkies,
    and LOVES to free range. He's been cooped up for a few days and isn't
    happy. I need to find him a good rooster home or eat him. [​IMG]
     
  5. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Hey, if you could get him down to TN I'd take him! [​IMG]
     
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Thanks for the info![​IMG] I am SO hoping this egg hatches. So far I really like what I have learned. Are they fairly cold hardy? Not a big deal, if not I would heat an area, I just would like to know.
     
  7. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    My trio came from a gal near me in Maine. She has been rasining them here with no problem. It gets down to 30 below and low at my farm without taking in the windchill factor. [​IMG] They have that little hat to keep them warm.[​IMG]
     
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I was kind of wondering about that because of all I have heard about another tophatter breed, Polish, having problems with frostbite. Maybe its different with Brabanters.
     
  9. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:I'd bring him personally if I could get the time off from work. Trouble is with all the
    deals on land between PA and Tennesee I'd never come home.
     
  10. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Brabanters originate from cold climates so I'm sure they would do ok.
     

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