Brabanter

A Brabanter male
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

The information on this breed is thanks to Elly Vogelaar of Aviculture Europe.

The Brabanter is a very old Dutch breed that became extinct around 1900 and was re-created again in 1920. This "new" Brabanter is not as large as the original seems to have been, but it surely is a most attractive fowl, with its narrow, flattened crest, its three cornered beard and its peculiar comb with the two v-shaped horns. The recognized colours are: black, blue, white cuckoo, gold (the plumage is golden bay with a black, half moon spangle on each feather), silver (silver with black markings), and chamois (buff with white markings).

They are non-sitters and lay a good-sized white egg. Brabanters are said to do OK in confinement and to be fairly docile.

The Brabanter bantam was developed by crossing Bearded Polish Bantams with the large Brabanter.

Brabanters are very rare in the US, though there are some here, in Cream and Gold varieties.


Brabanter Links:

Brabanters at H and H Poultry


Breed clubs:

The BKU Club
Midden 127
8351 HE Wapserveen
The Netherlands
phone: 0521 321082


Head of a Brabanter hen, clearly showing the crest and beard
Photo courtesy of Elly Vogelaar

Yellow Brabanters
Photo courtesy of Joost Kaper

The head of a Cream Brabanter cockerel
Photos courtesy of Andy Amick

Gold Brabanters
Photo courtesy of Joost Kaper

Another pair of Golden Brabanters
Photo courtesy of Elly Vogelaar and © Aviculture Europe

A Cream Brabanter male from Malta
Photo courtesy of Christian Cutajar

A Cream Brabanter pullet and the head of a hen
Photos courtesy of Andy Amick

"Carmen," a 5-month-old Gold Brabanter, with a close-up of Gold plumage spangles
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

"ZsaZsa," a 5-month-old Cream Brabanter pullet
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Cream Brabanters
Photo courtesy of H and H Poultry, Burnet, TX

Moorkop Brabanters
Photo courtesy of Joost Kaper

A pair of Cream Brabanters
Photo courtesy of Andy Amick

Another Cream Brabanter pullet
Photo courtesy of Angela Wall

A Cream Brabanter cockerel
Photo courtesy of David Sapp & showmesilkies.com

The head of another Cream Brabanter pullet
Photo courtesy of Marilyn Rhea Cheeseman


Brabanter chicks
Photo © S & B Meikle

Cream Brabanter chicks
Photo courtesy of H and H Poultry, Burnet, TX

Cream and Gold chicks around 5-days-old
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Somewhat older Cream and Gold chicks
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

So? . . . Maybe it's Easter
Photo courtesy of Lynne van Dyke


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