Day Old Barnevelder Baby Chicks
Hatching March to August.
Barnevelder chickens have beautiful double-laced plumage and Barnevelders lay a dark brown egg--real dark, like those of the Marans and Welsummer fowl. Barnevelder chickens are a recently developed breed. The Barnevelder is a medium heavy breed of chicken. Barnevelders are a very docile breed.
History: The Barnevelder chicken breed was developed in the Dutch town of Barneveld beginning around 1850.The Barnevelder is a cross of Dutch landrace chickens with Asian breeds imported to Europe in the mid-late 19th century such as the Brahma, Cochin, Croad Langshan and Malay. Because of the hybrid vigor the egg production improved tremendously. Even Buff Orpingtons were used to develop a better breed. Their great break came, however, in 1921 when they were exhibited at the first World Poultry Congress of the World Poultry Science Association WPSA and exhibition in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Barnevelders are Extremely Rare in the United States.
Production: Barnevelder egg color is dark brown to mahogany. Barnevelder hens average 180-200 eggs per year.
We have double laced Barnevelders for sale. We do not sell the blue double laced Barnevelder, black Barnevelder or the white Barnevelder.
Standard Weights: Rooster 7 lbs, Hen 6 lbs, Cockerel 6 lbs, Pullet 5 lbs
Photo courtesy of Brenda Eldridge