: The Bosvoorde bearded bantam is a creation of the nineties. They were
created by several members of the Belgian Bearded Bantam Club (BCUAWB)
by crossing Grubbe and Watermaal bearded bantams. The name Bosvoorde
comes from the town Watermaal-Bosvoorde and was a very good choice
because that way the Watermaal and the Bosvoorde will forever be joined
to each other.
: The Bosvoorde is an active bantam that’s busy all day long. They are
very affectionate and can easily be made very tame just like the other
bearded bantams. The hens lay very good and the white-shelled eggs can
way as much as 35 to 40 gram. They brood easily and are good mothers.
: The Bosvoorde bearded bantam is nothing else but a rumpless Watermaal
bearded bantam. This means that the vertebrae of the tail and the tail
feathers are missing. The rump is nicely rounded and covered by the
saddle feathers. Just like the Watermaal, the Bosvoorde has a crest on
the back of the head and the same unique rosecomb with three spurs.
: The original varieties of the Bosvoorde were quail and blue quail.
Meanwhile other varieties have been created. The recognized varieties
are the same as those of the Watermaal bearded bantam.
: Very rare, even endangered. Only a few breeders in Belgium keep this
peculiar breed. Of course this has to do with the rumplessness which is
not a much-loved feature.