Joined Jul 22 2009
My very first show birds were a pair of Self-Blue d'Anvers. How I ever got those in Central Maine at a fair, I don't know! And they were pretty decent quality, too. That was the beginning of my dedication to the breed, about 6 or 7 years ago. I have since added black and quail. I don't know how many times I gave up on the quail, frustrated with the multi-colored variety. But those little hens kept drawing me back. I also toyed with blue and cuckoo, but gave them up. Too much work to get them close enough to type. Although I now have other breeds, too, the d'Anvers will always be my special breed.