Lakenvelder Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Lakenfelder

The basics:
The Lakenvelder Chicken was developed in the 1830’s in Germany. One theory is that the breed was developed from birds with a distinct black and white color patten found in the Dutch village of Lakervelt. There is also a smaller Lakenvelder Bantam breed. Lakenvelders were first exhibited in England in 1902, and were admitted to the Standard in 1939.

Unfortunately, the Lakenvelder Chicken is currently rare, and has been given a classification of "threatened" by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Blue, Gold, Silver
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental
Bantam: 1.25 - 1.5 lbs
Largefowl: 4.5 - 6 lbs
Personality: Shy and afraid of sudden noise and movement.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Medium - Large


gentle birds, production breed pullets, stunning color, great meat qualities, good forager


flighty breed, small eggs, excitable Chicken Little


decent layers, black head feathers

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