Welcome to our newest additions - Barbu de Watermaal and Barbu d'Anvers! These two lovely breeds are closely related, with glorious beards, wide chests, and proud stances. The Watermaal has a more slender build with a closed tail, while the d'Anvers is quite upright with an open tail. A hundred years ago, the developer of the Watermaal breed began his journey, but did not document the making of the Watermaal. We do know that d'Anvers were involved, and a line of silkies with a trifid rose comb - a rose comb with three spikes on the back.
We were able to obtain two lovely cockerels from a breeder in Tennesse who has worked hard on developing Watermaal here in the states. Tolkien and Lewis are here to help us develop our own line of Watermaal, a charming breed sporting a backswept crest, along with the unique trifid comb.