The Quail Belgian Bearded d’Anver bantam chicken is one of the true bantams, which means there is no standard size of the breed. There are 15 recognized color varieties of the breed, but Cackle Hatchery® only has the most popular color, the Quail Belgian Bearded d’Anver Bantam Chicken. They are a very active breed and do well at shows. The males can be very aggressive toward other birds. The Antwerp Belgian were recognized by the American Poultry Standard of Perfection in 1949. The National Antwerp Belgian Society was organized September 1, 1961 in Durham, North Carolina. In 1965 the word National was dropped from the name. Thereafter the words “society” and “Antwerp” were removed. Although the breed is still known in Germany and England as Antwerp Belgians, we in America call them d’Anvers. The name “anver” is a section in Belgian which claims the origin of the this chicken bantam breed. Around 1970 the newly named Belgian d’Anver Club of America started districts throughout the United States. Bred for many years in Continental Europe and England and now a very popular show chicken and pet chicken in the USA.