Thursday, 5 April 2007

Poultry ~~ for Tim

Belgian bearded bantams are
long-established in Britain, with three
varieties standardised: Barbu d'Anvers
(Bearded Antwerp), Barbu d'Uccle
(Bearded Uccle) and Barbu de Watermael
(Bearded Watermael), the latter introduced
in the 1980s. Each variety has a wide range
of colour variations with the beards being
an attractive characteristic. Layers of tiny
eggs, the Belgian is a good breed for young
children and good specimens are very
capable of winning prizes at shows.
Bearded Watermaal


SILKIE - Silkie type fowls have been noted
for centuries, and the origin of the breed is
suggested as being in China, Japan, or
perhaps India.The breed is well known for
two endearing qualities - its soft, silky
feathering, and its persistent maternal instinct
which makes it an excellent broody.
Silkie

2 comments:

Tim said...

Thanks Rita! I got to see my brother's birds only the other day, and from reading your info, I reckon some of them are indeed your 'bearded bantams'.

Still meaning to reply to your email - Jimmy's suspiciously negative comment tonight on mine regrettably took up most of my time :o(

Best Regards,
Tim and Hugs :o)

Rita M said...

I love little poultry - I have one new from yesterday, a silkie, partridge colour.I paid it 20€ :o(
I will take a pic once.

"Still meaning to reply to your email - Jimmy's suspiciously negative comment tonight on mine regrettably took up most of my time :o( " Don't care Tim ~~ Big Big Hugs and I look out to your email :o)

Best Regards and Hugs,
Rita :o)