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Lakenvelder Chickens


The 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 undercolor.

Characteristics: They are quite small, non-broody, lay white shelled eggs and are rather wild and flighty. They are fairly small birds and are good layers, producing white shelled or occasionally tinted eggs. The hens are not good sitters and tend to be rather flighty and wild so need to be contained carefully with suitable fencing. Chicks mature quickly and grow vigorously but they don't gain their characteristic markings until they have been through their third moult. They are confident, robust birds which tend to avoid human contact and are able to adapt to being kept in confined spaces but prefer to be allowed the freedom to free range.

  • Standard Weights: Cock-5 pounds; hen-4 pounds; cockerel-4 pounds; pullet-3-1/2 pounds.
  • Skin Color: White
  • Egg Shell Color: White
  • Use: A egg producing variety.
  • Origin: Germany

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