Barnevelders Origin ;
The original birds of the region were probably the ‘land race’ and other older local breeds that had lived in the area for a long time. With the arrival of oriental birds, local poultry began to cross their chickens with different imported poultry.
The Malays and Brahmas were certainly used by Langshan. In 1898, Gold Laced Wyandottes was added to the mix, but there was still a lot of variety in the various Barnevelder lines.
As a result, efforts were made to bring some kind of conformity and the Barneveld Breeders Association was formed. This did a lot to help with the problem, and in 1923 the breed was finally standardized.
General impression and features ;
A medium-weight breed with a concave backline. It is known to produce large, very dark brown eggs.
- Rooster: 3-3.5 kg
- Hen: 2.5-2.75 kg
Barnevelders is a very lively breed of chicken that is easy to feed and also gives the chicken farmer up to 180 eggs in the first year of laying.
In addition to the large breed, there are also Barnevelder bantams . All colors of the large breed are also available for the bantam breed.
Also known by the names : Barneveld, Barnevelders, Barneveldka, Barneveldky, Barneveldi
Also Read : Barnevelder bantams chickens