Antwerp Belgian Bantams or Barbu d'Anvers

a.k.a. Quail Bantams

A male Belgian Quail bantam

One of the true bantams, meaning there is no standard bird of the same type, these little bearded birds have been bred for exhibition for many years in Britain and on the Continent. They are found in many colors, including Black, Mottled, Porcelain, Self Blue and Quail. They are delightfully pretty little birds although in my experience the males are often aggressive to people. On the other hand, the hens are very friendly and make wonderful pets.

There is a rumpless form known as the Barbu de Grubbe.


Breed clubs:

Belgian Bearded d'Anver Club
Greg Romer
3144 California Rd.
Okeanna, OH 45053
513-738-4012
e-mail: gsromer@msn.com

The British Belgian Bantam Club
Nicki Firth
Sarum Lodge, Barrells Road
Thurston, Burry
St. Edmunds IP31 3SF
UK
phone: 01359 230448
e-mail: belgianclub@aol.com

The Belgian Bantam Club of Australia
Irene Hannan
Mountain View
Caparra, via Wingham
NSW, 2429, Australia
e-mail: channan@tpgi.com.au

Dutch Bearded Belgian Bantam Club

ZOBK: Breeders Club for Rare True Belgium Bantams
The Netherlands


Belgian d'Anvers Links:

Quail Belgian D'anvers at Catalpa Grove Farm

d'Anvers at Devonshire Traditional Breed Centre

See the d'Anvers at Endless Farms

d'Anvers at Boggy Bottom Bantams


A female Belgian Quail bantam

A Black Belgian bantam rooster

"Nightingale," a Black d'Anvers hen
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

Porcelain males
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

A pair of Silver Quail Barbu d'Anvers
Photo courtesy of Nick Nick (The Chicken Mother!)

A Yellow Porcelain d'Anvers female from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Annette Adolfsson

A Brown/Red d'Anvers cockerel
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

A pair of Self-blue Quail bantams
Photo courtesy of Hassaan Uddin

Black Mottled d'Anvers
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

Another Quail d'Anvers hen, this one from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A four-month-old Blue Splash d'Anvers pullet
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

A Blue d'Anvers cockerel, a Buff pair and a Lavender Cuckoo cockerel
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

A White d'Anvers pair and a Ginger Red cockerel
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

A Splash d'Anvers cockerel
Photo courtesy of Aubrey Webb

Three d'Anvers from Germany -- A Columbian rooster and Black-tailed Buff and Buff Mottled females
Photos courtesy of Sascha Michel

Kristen's Mottled d'Anvers rooster "Spotty"
Photos courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

Black, Black-breasted Red and Blue Quail cockerels
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

A pair of Red Porcelain d'Anvers from Sweden
Photos courtesy of Annette Adolfsson

Mille Fleur d'Anvers
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

A Black Mottled d'Anvers pullet
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Three more d'Anvers: Cuckoo and Black pullets and a Mille Fleur cock
Photos courtesy of Jed Dwight

Self Blue d'Anvers, male on left
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

A Blue d'Anvers pullet
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

A Cuckoo pair
Photo courtesy of Aubrey Webb

"Dora" (left) and "Devona," Blue Quail d'Anvers hens
Photos courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

Silver Quail males surrounding some hens
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

A Blue Porcelain hen from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Annette Adolfsson

Another Black d'Anvers rooster
Photo courtesy of Helena Gardner

A pair of Dun Quail d'Anvers
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Webb

d'Anvers roosters
Photo courtesy of Harry Heath


d'Anvers chicks
Photo courtesy of Janet Reaume

Larger than life!
Photo courtesy of Longshadow Farms

More d'Anvers chicks, mostly Porcelain Reds
Photo courtesy of Annette Adolfsson

Cuckoo d'Anvers chicks
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

Quail, Blue Quail and Splash Quail d'Anvers chicks
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

A Barred Blue Quail d'Anver chick
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

A Blue d'Anver chick
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell

A Splash d'Anver chick
Photo courtesy of Kristen Ramsdell


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