Barnevelder
Origin:
Netherlands
Egg Color:
Brown tinted
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
190/yr
Comb:
Single
Standard Cock Size:
3.20 kg
Standard Hen Size:
2.75 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
0.91 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.74 kg

Barnevelder

The Barnevelder originated in the town of Barneveld, Netherlands. The breed was developed by crossing Dutch chickens with the Langshan, Brahma and Cochin. The hens do go broody often but this makes them a docile chicken and a good mother. Barnevelders can be black, double laced, partridge and silver.

Baby Chicks: Initially have yellow plumage which slowly changes to darker feathers.

Distinct features seen in adults: Both Barnevelder hens and roosters have very prominent orange eyes and yellow legs.

References

  1. http://greenfirefarms.com/chicken/barnevelder/