Lakenvelder Chickens (Lakenfelder)
Breed Club SecretaryRare Poultry Society
Alexandra Cottage, 8 St Thomas's Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire,
ImageOwned and raised by Barbara Tuss in Oregon
HistoryThe Lakenvelder Chickens are an old established breed of German origin, having been known since the 1830's. About 1860 it was bred to a considerable extent in Westfalen and the Northern part of the Rhine province Known as a colour pattern in birds found since 1700 in the small village Lakervelt; near the Eastern corner osf Southern Holland.
Some people claim the name of the Lakenvelder Chicken means 'field of linen' or 'shadow on a sheet' but it is actually the name of the black and white colour patten, and Lakenvelder cows are also known and also a name of a area in Holland which also claims to be the origin of the breed. It is difficult to get one that combines the pure black neck hackle with a pure white body and a slate grey undercolour. Available as large and bantam.
ClassificationLight / Rare
Egg ColorWhite / Tinted
Egg Numbers160 per annum