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.

Our Barnevelders -- at The Easy Chicken

CornerStone Farm has Barnevelders for sale

South Yeo Farm East

Just Struttin Farm has Double Laced Blue Barnies

Mountain Ridge Poultry has Blue Barnevelders

Barnevelders for sale at Fisher's Feathered Friends

More Barnevelders from Devine Unity Holistic Center


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

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

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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