Barnevelder Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Dutch Barnevelder

The basics:
The Barnevelder Chicken breed was created in Netherlands in the late 1800's by crossing Dutch landrace chickens with various Asian breeds like the Brahma, Cochin and Croad Langshan. The goal was to design a good egg laying chicken with unusual shiny copper-brown colored eggs.

Types: Bantam and Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Dark Brown, Double Laced, Double Laced Blue, Partridge, Silver, Silver Black Double Laced
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Bantam: 26 - 32 oz
Largefowl: 6 - 7.5 lbs
Personality: Easily handled and social
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Dark Brown
Egg size: Large


outstanding temperament, fantastic winter layers, good forager, tame, attractive plumage, gorgeous breed


cocky Barnevelders, respiratory disease, small gene pool


plume tail feathers, rarer breed, double laced feathers, medium brown eggs

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