Vorwerks

A Vorwerk roo from the UK
Photo courtesy of Jed Dwight

A German breed developed around the turn of the century by Oskar Vorwerk, who gave his name to the breed. It was his intention to develop an attractive fowl that was a good layer and a fair-sized meat producer, as well as an easy keeper. The hens are said to be good layers and males dress out at about 4 pounds.

The plumage is reminiscent of a Lakenvelder with the white replaced by a dark buff. There should be no black speckling on the buff feathers, but this is a hard standard to reach, as birds with the correct grey underfluff tend toward spotting.

Vorwerks also occur as bantams.


Vorwerk Links:

The Vorwerk Bantam by Wilmar Vorwerk, developer of the US version variety.

Katrin's info on Vorwerks is in German, but there are pictures.

South Yeo Farm East

A Hungarian page on Vorwerks

Vorwerk bantams at Lund Poultry

You can find Vorwerks at Jack the Goose's farm


"Oskar," a male Vorwerk
Photo courtesy of
Frances A. Bassom

A trio of Vorwerks
Photo courtesy of Owen Goodfellow

A flock of bantam Vorwerks
Photo courtesy of Jørn Clevin

A Vorwerk cockerel
Photo courtesy of Owen Goodfellow

Blue Vorwerk bantams, presently being developed in the UK by Frances Bassom
Photos courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

A pair of Vorwerk bantams
Photos courtesy of Lund Poultry

Another Vorwerk male
Photo courtesy of Robert Stephenson

Owen's Vorwerk cock bird
Photo courtesy of Owen Goodfellow

A six-week-old Vorwerk cockerel
Photo courtesy of Katrin Stricker

Vorwerk pullet
Photo courtesy of Robert Stephenson

Vorwerk hen
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

A couple of Vorwerk males
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

Another flock of Vorwerks
Photo courtesy of Gillian Dixon


A day-old Vorwerk chick on the left and a four-day-old on the right
Photos courtesy of Katrin Stricker

More Vorwerk chicks
Photo courtesy of Hristo Lukanov

Two-week-old Vorwerk chicks
Photo courtesy of Katrin Stricker


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