I don't suppose you ever travel towards TN? Out of the whole batch of brabanters I raised this year, I was only really happy with one of them -- and of course he died! I'd love to have a few extra to choose from. Sigh!
I have a few more. It's not easy getting a picture of a moving target though. Unfortunately I don't get to TN much. Furthest I ever get is ME. I have a couple of boxes left after birds were shipped to me, or I could order a new one if you thought one or more (or all
)of these guys would help you out.
I hatched 8 chicks total. Of those 5 were cream and 3 were gold (parents were cream). I don't know if this is always true but I found the golds had more impressive crests than the creams. I have a picture of them but they went to their new home yesterday. I'm not sure if it's because the creams mature more slowly, or they're just going to have smaller do's. The golds were larger, had saddle feathers already and the darker hackle feathering too. So maybe the 2 that have small crests will improve, not sure on that.
Here are pictures of two I have left that I think have the better crests.
And all 4 together.
And one performing their favorite activity.
And here's 2 of the golds so you can compare (they're gone though).