Barnevelders

A Barnevelder hen
Photo courtesy of Jan ter Harmsel

I think these Dutch chickens are very beautiful birds, with their double-laced plumage. And on top of that, they lay a dark brown egg--real dark, like those of the Marans, Penedesenca and Welsummer fowl. This is a recently developed breed. It was created just before the First World War in the search for a bird that was a good layer of dark brown eggs. Barnevelders are also found in White, Black and Blue-laced varieties.

Show-quality Barnevelders don't lay as dark an egg as the utility birds. There's a picture below of eggs from a show-quality flock. Utility birds lay an egg more like the ones pictured on my Marans page.


Breed clubs:

Barnevelder Club of North America
Michella Wansleeben
55 Taylor Rd.
Newfield, NJ 08344
e-mail: Barnevelderclubus@gmail.com

The Barnevelder Club
Chris Millward
England
tel.: 01948 840011
e-mail: fchrismillward@hotmail.com

The Dutch Barnevelder Club
C. van der Wel
Breeuwerstraat 15
8251 HB Dronten
The Netherlands
tel.: 0321-318093
e-mail: C.van.der.Wel@hetnet.nl


Barnevelder Links:

Craig Russell's article on undercolor in Barnevelders.

Barnevelders.net

Barnevelders at Dutch Connection Farm

CornerStone Farm has Barnevelders for sale

South Yeo Farm East

Barnevelders are available at Durham Hens.


A nice Barnevelder rooster
Photo courtesy of Robert Stephenson

A pair of Barnevelders
Photo courtesy of Jan ter Harmsel

A flock of Barnevelder hens
Photo courtesy of Jan ter Harmsel

Eggs from the above flock of show-quality Barnevelders
Photo courtesy of Jan ter Harmsel

Another group of Barnevelder hens (these from the UK)
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Double-laced Silver Barnevelder bantams
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Barnevelder bantams from Germany -- Dark and Black roosters
Photos courtesy of Sascha Michel

A bantam Barnevelder pullet
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Another Barnevelder hen
Photo courtesy of Ermin Shadich

Blue-laced Barnevelders
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms

A close-up of the Blue lacing
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

A Dark Barnevelder cockerel
Photo courtesy of Robert Stephenson

A Blue Barnevelder male . . . and there he is with his flock
Photos courtesy of Chad Stoner

Barnevelder pullet & hen
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Yet another Barnevelder hen
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Silver Barnevelder, cock and hen
Photos courtesy of Sigrid van Dort & Hans Ringnalda

Silver Barnevelder plumage patterns
Photos courtesy of Sigrid van Dort & Hans Ringnalda

A young Barnevelder pullet and the head of a rooster
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker


Ket's Barnevelder chick Alektor
Photo courtesy of
Ket

Barnevelder chicks
The pale gray chicks are Columbian Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Jan ter Harmsel

Week-old Barnevelder chicks
Photo courtesy of Jan ter Harmsel

A Silver Double-laced Barnevelder chick, and again at five weeks
Photos courtesy of Paul Bradshaw and Greenfire Farms


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