Posted by: wendyquest | October 14, 2011

Chicken Ranching – Breeds – Barnevelder



We’re going to discuss a few of the popular breeds of chickens, starting with the Barnevelder.

It’s a friendly and calm breed which originated from District of Barneveld, Holland. These birds, nicknamed “Barnies”, spend large amounts of time grooming and make good show birds.

They lay almost 200 dark brown eggs a year.

The breed became standardized in 1910 and in 1921 The Association of Barneveld Breeders was established.



There are several varieties of Barnevelders including Black, White, Dark Brown, Blue, Silver, and Double-Laced (feather pattern).

The typical male weighs between 3.2 and 3.8 kg while the hen weighs a much lighter 2.3 to 2.7 kg.


Photo Credits:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/barnevelder/8165
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnevelder

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Responses

  1. hmm lovely and sexy stuff and great color combination…


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