IPE 2019 Reserve Champion of Breed Cream Brabanter Hen and
Pullet 1st place
50th Feather Fancier Show 2019
Cream Brabanter Cock and Hen (First Place Non-Standard Breed)
Another older favourite of ours is our friendly and chatty Cream Brabanter chickens. Our stock is a combination of US and AB lines. They have surprised us with their egg laying capabilities and vigour. Although, it is difficult to find them in Canada they are worth adding to your flock.
If you are looking for a medium sized chicken that lays large eggs and has lots of personality, then this is the chicken for you. However, we suggest that when you keep different chicken breeds together, Brabanters would do better with other gentle companions.
The Brabanter is a very old Dutch breed going back to the 1500s from the region of Brabant between Belgium and Netherlands. Paintings by Melchior d’Hondecoeter from the 16th and 17th centuries show chickens that resemble the Brabanter. This breed became extinct around 1900 and was re-created again in 1920.
The distinguishing characterististic of the Brabanter is its feather crest and beard (or muff). Its crest is similar to a mohawk, in that it stands straight up. It has a V-shaped comb. Brabanters are good foragers, they are good at flying and climbing. They are not known for going broody and they are an easy bird to breed with good fertility.
The Brabanter is a very rare breed in Canada that is one of the few cold hardy large white egg layers. They are suitable for cold areas because their small combs and wattles help protect them from frostbite. Hens’ average 200+ medium to large white eggs a year.
Today, it is a rare breed which is practically non-existent outside Continental Europe. The Brabanter is a work in progress and are not recognized by the American Poultry Association. Weight: Standard Cockerel 4-6 lbs, Hen 3.5-4.5 lbs.
Rare: Critically Endangered
Our Cream Brabanter eggs won first prize for large white eggs at the IPE 2016 in Armstrong, BC
Cream Brabanter, pullets, hens and cockerel
Cream Brabanter cockerel and chicks