: Famenne bantams were created in the Southern French-speaking part of
Belgium between 1915 and 1925. They are strongly related to the Ardenner
: The appearance and character of the Famenne bantam is identical to the
Ardenner bantam. They can fly easily and should therefore best be kept
in closed pens. It is a very strong breed which prefers to sleep outside
in trees throughout the year. The hens lay little white-shelled eggs
that weigh about 35 gram and they sit on them easily. The chicks usually
grow up without any problems.
: The Famenne bantam is a small bantam but is with its 500 to 700 grams
a bit larger than its cousin the Ardenner bantam. It has a proud
appearance and is very streamlined. The back is long and gently slopes
backwards. The tail is long and closed in the hen which accentuates the
streamline. The comb is single and upright in both sexes but not too
large. The beak and shanks
are slate blue. The eyes are orange till dark brown. An essential
difference between the Famenne bantam and the Ardenner bantam is that
the face, earlobes, wattles and comb are bright red without any trace of
: Famenne bantams only exist in white.
: Very rare, even endangered. Only seen in the Southern French-speaking
part of Belgium. Unknown in other countries.