Barbu d'Everberg

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For the other breeds classed together in the United Kingdom and Australia as Belgian bantams, see Belgian bantam (disambiguation). For the endangered true bantam, see Belgian Bantam.
Barbu d'Everberg
Everbergse baardkriel.jpg
A cock bird
Conservation status critical[1]
Other names
  • Dutch: Everbergse Baardkriel[2]
  • Belgian d'Everberg
Country of origin Belgium
Weight Male: 700–800 g[1]
  Female: 550–650 g[1]
PCGB true bantam[3]
Gallus gallus domesticus

The Barbu d'Everberg, Dutch: Everbergse Baardkriel, is a Belgian breed of bantam chicken. It is a tailless variant of the Barbu d'Uccle, and was bred in about 1906 at the Château d'Everberg, at Everberg in the municipality of Kortenberg, between Brussels and Leuven.[1] It is among the most endangered chicken breeds in Belgium, and in 2010 its conservation status was classed as "critical". It is a true bantam, with no large counterpart. Cocks weigh 700–800 grams, and hens 550–650 g.[1]

The Barbu d'Everberg is listed as a breed by the Entente Européenne.[2] In Britain and in the Netherlands it is considered a variant of the Barbu d'Uccle rather than a separate breed.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e N. Moula, M. Jacquet, A. Verelst, N. Antoine-Moussiaux, F. Farnir, P. Leroy (2012). Les races de poules belges (in French). Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire 156: 37-65. Accessed August 2014.
  2. ^ a b Liste des races et variétés homologuée dans les pays EE (28.04.2013) Archived June 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Entente Européenne d’Aviculture et de Cuniculture. Accessed August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Victoria Roberts (2008). British poultry standards: complete specifications and judging points of all standardized breeds and varieties of poultry as compiled by the specialist breed clubs and recognised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 9781405156424. p. 75.
  4. ^ Everbergse baardkriel (in Dutch). Zeldzame Oorspronkelijke Belgische Krielhoenderrassen. Accessed August 2014.