Vorwerk Chicken

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Other common names: Vorwerkhuhn; Golden Lakenvelder Chicken

The basics:
The Vorwerk Chicken is s dual purpose chicken breed which was developed in Germany in the early 1900's. Breeds used to create the Vorwerk are believed to have included the Lakenvelder, Buff Orpington, Buff Sussex and Andalusian. By 1913, the Vorwerk was standardized. It is very uncommon outside of continental Europe.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Buff Columbian
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental, Preservation
Bantam: 24 - 34 oz
Largefowl: 5.5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Active and timid, but can become rather tame if given the attention.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
Vorwerks fly well and may require enclosed coops and runs, or wing trimming. Bantam Vorwerks should be raised inside an enclosed pen, to keep them safe from hawks.


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Vorwerk Chicken

From Bruce Aug 16 2015 12:41PM


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