We currently have 3 Double Laced Barnevelder cockerels for sale. They were hatched April 30th 2014 and are now ready for sale. They are a medium to large bird weighing around 4 – 4.5kg when fully grown. They are 35€ each and are the first in the Almeria area. Hens will be available in 2015. Please email email@example.com for further information and collection details.
The Barnevelder was bred by the Dutch in the town of Barneveld. The intention was to develop a hen that was both hardy and would also produce eggs that were brown. The breeds that made up the Barnevelder were chosen very carefully and were a Dutch fowl crossed with a Langshan, Brahma and Cochin. Many of the Barnevelders have long disappeared. They are good layers as long as they are not allowed to get fat.
They are quite lazy chickens and do not need to be kept free range. They are pale when hatched and the darker colour develops as they get a little bit older. The hens lay brown eggs with freckles on them and they are large eggs. The hens have a tendency to go broody often but this makes them a docile chicken and an excellent mother.