Barnevelder L/F


Out of stock


Imported from the Netherlands to the UK in the early 1920s, the Barnevelder is thought to have Cochin, Langshan and Brahma genes in its make up. Although technically in Barnevelders only the females are double-laced and the males in their final plumage are what is more correctly known as melanistic black-breasted reds. As far as the large fowl is concerned the Barnevelder would make a good choice for the first-time chicken fancier, as they are easy to keep – either free-range or in a grass run – and have an easy-going and placid temperament. In addition the hens lay a good number of dark brown eggs through the year. Soft-feather. Heavy breed.

Breed Characteristics:

Key:  1 = low,   5 = high

  • Class:  Large Fowl
  • Purpose:  Dual
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Additional information


Double Laced