Primary use: ornamental
Egg production (annual): 250
Egg size: Small
Recognized variety: Quail, Mille Fleur, Blue, Cuckoo, Mottled , Porcelain, Self Blue, Black, White
Egg color: Creamy White
The Barbu d’Anvers, Dutch: Antwerpse baardkriel, is a breed of bantam chicken from Belgium. It is a true bantam, and has no full-sized counterpart; males weigh about 700 grams and hens about 600 g. The Barbu d’Anvers is one of the oldest bantam breeds, and is thought to have originated in the province of Antwerp (French: Anvers) in northern Flanders. It is the only Belgian bantam breed not threatened with extinction. In the United States it may be called the Antwerp Belgian or Belgian Bearded d’Anvers.