D'Anvers are a true bantam breed, having originated in Belgium. They were and still are a popular breed throughout Europe; Although, not as popular in the U.S. they still managed to have a few dedicated breeders. D'Anvers are the only breed of Belgian bantam not threatened with extinction at this time; However, certain varieties are becoming quite hard to find.
First being recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1949.
Currently the varieties standardized are as follows:
APA: Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Mottled, Porcelain, Quail, Self Blue and White.
ABA: (Same as above along with) Black Breasted Red, Blue Quail, Buff, Buff Columbian, Columbian and Splash
Bold: Varieties we currently raise.
Bold: Varieties we are currently looking for
Weight: Cockerel: 22 oz. Pullet: 20 oz.
Cock 26 oz. Hen: 22 oz.
Egg Color: Cream/Off White
Egg Size: Small
Egg Production: Fair
APA - Recognized: Yes
Show Class: Rose Comb Cleaned Legged
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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
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