Breed Club SecretaryMr S. Broadhurst
Little Acres, Chapel Lane, Tern Hill , Market Drayton, Shropshire,
HistoryThe Barnevelder Chickens originated in the Barneveld district of Holland just prior to the first war (1914-18) and stock was imported in 1921 with the deep egg colour being its main attraction many in the early trials laying around the 200 per year mark. The Barnevelder Chickens most popular colour is called Double Laced although they are standardised in Black, Partridge and Silver.
CharacteristicsThe Barnevelder Chickens is alert and upright with the appearance in prolfile of a concave back line. Wings short with smallish head and single comb. Feathering on the laced is black / beetle green with a red brown edging and quill undercolour slate. Available large and miniature; sitter. Placid good backyard egg layer.
Breed TipsUsually children friendly.
ClassificationHeavy / Soft feather
Egg Numbers180 per annum