: The Grubbe bearded bantam is the only of the six Belgian bearded
bantams which is not named after a town but after a house. This bantam
is nothing else but a rumpless Antwerp bearded bantam. It originated by
coincident from the breeding stock of Robert Pauwels in Everberg at the
beginning of the past century. Pauwels used this few rumpless birds as
breeding stock and so developed a new breed which has a very unstable
life story. It disappeared after the First World War, reappeared in 1945
to disappear again in 1947 until 1972. Since then it has known better
and worse times. At the end of the nineties there was a slight increase
in the population but that already gone down again.
: The Grubbe bantam is very well suited for keeping in small pens. It is
a very active breed but easily becomes very tame. The hens lay small
white eggs and sit on them. The chicks usually grow up without any
: The Grubbe bearded bantam is nothing else but a rumpless Antwerp
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
: The Grubbe is recognized in the same varieties as the Antwerp but most
of them don’t exist anymore. Most Grubbes are quail or blue quail and
some are black. All the other varieties are very rare.
: Rare to very rare. Is bred in all parts of Belgium and there are also
a few breeders in Holland. Unknown in other countries.