Barnevelder Chickens

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Barnevelder originates from the Barneveld region of Holland. It is a cross of 19th century Dutch landrace chickens with Asian breeds imported to Europe in the mid-late 19th century such as the Brahma, Cochin, Croad Langshan and Malay. It is sought after for its dark “chocolate” brown eggs. This beautiful bird is hardy and quiet and doesn’t mind being confined. The original and most well known Barnevelder is the double laced variety with a single vertical comb and yellow legs, but white, black, brown, partridge, blue and double laced blue varieties also exist.



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