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Barnevelder Chicken Breed

Barnevelder Chicken Breed Picture

Barnevelder Chicken Breed

The Barnevelder Chicken Breed is a very colorful breed and one of the most popular breeds in Holland.


The male  of the Barnevelder chicken breed has much more color than the female. The males have black feathers with red colored edging on their neck, head, and saddle. The back and parts of the wrong are reddish brown with a lacing of greenish black. The tail is black with beautiful gréén coloring. The females are greenish black.

The Barnevelder chicken breed was developed in Holland in the district of Barneveld. It is said that Phoenician traders originally brought the chicken breed in the 1200s. In the mid-1800s, afn effort was made to develop the Barnevelder chicken breed to improve egg production.

The result of mixing the breed with with Asiatic breeds was a prolific layer of brown eggs.

Barnebelder Chicken Breed Profile

Class: Continental-North European

Variety: Double laced partridge

Weight: rooster:7lbs     hen:6lbs     cockerel:6lbs     pullet:5lbs

Comb: medium, single with 5 points

Tail: full, carried at 50 degrees

Legs: yellows toes and shanks

Eggs: large size- dark brown

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