Barbu d’Anvers ;
The Antwerp Bearded bantam is a breed of domestic chicken that was bred or racially refined in Belgium in the second half of the 19th century. This breed, which is widespread worldwide, only exists as a bantam form. A large form does not exist. That is why it is also known as the true bantam breed.
The Barbu d’Anvers is one of the oldest bantam breeds, and is thought to have originated in the province of Antwerp in northern Flanders.
Related breeds ;
The Barbu d’Anvers has a tail-less variant, the Barbu de Grubbe, and is the predecessor of other Belgian bantam breeds such as the Barbu d’Uccle and the Barbu d’Everberg.It was included the Standard of Perfection of the American Poultry Association in 1949.
- Grubber Bartzwerge ( Tailles antwerp )
- Ukkeler Bartzwerge ( Barbu d’Uccle )
- Everberger Bartzwerge ( Barbu d’Everberg )
- Watermaalsche Bartzwerge ( Barbu D’Watermael )
- Bosvoorder Bartzwerge
- Rooster ; 0.70 kg
- Hen ; 0.60 kg
lays 90 white eggs per year.
Also known by the names : Antwerpener Bartzwerge, Barbu d’Anvers, Barbue d’Anvers, Barbuta d’Anversa, Barbuda de Amberes, Antwerpse Baardkriel, Antwerpener Skæghøns, Brodacz Antwerpski, Antverpenska Bradata Patuljasta, Antverpský Bradáč, Antverpští Vousáči, Antwerpeni Szakállas, Törpe Antverpenska, Bradata Bantamka, Bărboasă de Anvers