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 Blue Vorwerk cockerel
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

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
Photo 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

Juvenile Blue Vorwerks
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

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

Blue and normal Vorwerk chicks
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom


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