Welcome to the Belgian d' Anver Club's Official Website

 
The Belgian Bearded d'Anver Club is updating.  Take a good look . If you would like to join the club dues are $10 per year , $18 for two years per person. Dues for junior members are $8 per year  $15 for two years.
 

Purpose and Intent

Like many other poultry clubs, the Belgian Bearded d'Anver Club of America was founded on exhibition.    One of the main benefits of being a part of an exhibition club is to establish credibility as a breeder and exhibitor so that people who are interested in the breed have a way of identifying where to get top-notch specimens of the breed in each variety in their area.  This is still a primary function of a breed club and our officers are currently working on an electronic directory to provide a list of the current point scores for breeders across the states.  One of our goals for 2015 is to create a better meet-reporting network among our district directors.

 

There is also more to our breed club than just establishing credibility of breeders and exhibitors.  Our newsletters provide information and anecdotals that address a diverse variety of topics from selection of breeding stock, interpretation of the standard, to experiences of back-yarders and troubleshooting incubation.  The club unites people from diverse regions who all share a common interest: the Belgian Bearded d'Anver bantam.  In this way, experience and camaraderie can be shared among many members to encourage d'Anver fanciers of all types. 

 

Member benefits:     Three or four newsletters per year

                                    One National Meet per year

                                    One Semi-Annual Meet per year

                                    District, state, special meets


Club History

Started with a written standard of the breed and the following varieties:  D'Anvers were first recognized under the name of Antwerp Belgians by the APA in 1949 in Black, Blue, Buff, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Mottled, Porcelain, Quail and White.  Self Blues were recognized by the APA later in 1981.  In addition to these, the ABA also recognizes Black Breasted Red, Blue Quail, Buff Columbian, Columbian and Splash. 


From establishing the breed to the club: The name Antwerp Belgian came from the original German and English standards that were used as a reference to construct the ABA and APA standards for the breed.  The National Antwerp Belgian Society was organized and established on Sept. 1, 1961 in Durham, NC.  Later, in 1965 the word "National" was dropped from our name and "of America" was used instead.  Around 1970 other name changes followed for both the breed and the Society. The word "Society" was replaced by "Club" and the word "Antwerp" was dropped and replaced with "Belgian Bearded d'Anver", the latter name being one that harkens back to the province of Anvers in Belgium that claims the origin of the breed.  The newly named Belgian Bearded d'Anver Club of America had enough members at that time to establish 15 districts, each charged with the task of recording the show activity and placings from members across the United States.   Our club still has these same districts and several loyal members within them. 

 

Executive Committee

of the Belgian Bearded d'Anver Club Of America


President
 Kristen Ramsdell

2314 Lillian Cir
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone 931-252-7880

 
 
Secretary/Treasurer
Amy Arsenault
19919 SE 128th Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Newsletter Editor
Amanda Stallman
9535 Carmel Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

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District 1& 2 Director
 (NH, VT, MA,  CT, RI, ME
)
Linda Blackman
1309 Dutch Neck
Waldoboro, ME 04572
 207-832-6130
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District 3 Director
 (MD, NJ, PA, NY, DE )

*OPEN*




District 4 Director
 (NC, VA, WV)
Jerry Shouse

478 mount Olivet Church Road
Lexington, NC 27295

 336-764-3317




District 5 Director
(Fl, GA, SC, )

Lucie Bridges
P.O. Box 1131
Calhoun, GA 30703
770-773-0327
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District 6 Director
(KY, TN, AL)  
Kristen Ramsdell
2314 Lillian Cir
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone 931-252-7880

 Email Me


District 7 Director
(OH, MI, IN)

Tom Shepherd
837 Hygean Run Road
West Portsmouth, OH 45663
740-858-6141


District 8 Director
( MN, ND, SD, IA, MO )
Mark Cunningham
1737 Country Road
Cairo, MO 65239
660-295-4596
Email Me




District 9 Director
   (WI, IL )
Jeremy Trost
2297 Samantha Street Unit 141
DePere, WI 54115
Email  Me
(current through fall 2015)



District 10 Director
 ( MS, AR, LA)

*OPEN*




District 11- 12 Director
 
  ( OK, TX, CO, KS, NE, WY)
Nancy Metzgar
820 N. Cameron Street
Brush, CO 80723
Email Me


District 13 Director
 (AZ, NM, UT)

Steven Palmer
7638 S. Billo Ave.
West Jordon, UT 84084


 
District 14 Director
 (ID, MT, OR, WA)

Amy Arsenault
19919 SE 128th Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
Email me


District 15 Director
 (CA, NV)
Tami Clark
9535 Carmel Road
Atascadero, CA 93422
805-466-7214
E-mail me


 
 
This is Executive Committee of the Belgian Bearded d' Anver Club
 

 


Last Updated Feb 21st  2015             Site Maintained by Kristen Ramsdell