The Barnevelder is a beautiful Dutch breed. The Barnevelder takes its name from the Dutch town in which it was bred to provide brown eggs for the UK market. The standardised four colours in the UK are:- black, double-laced, silver and partridge. The double-laced is the most popular. The Barnevelder breed is available in large and bantam sizes. They possess an upright stance, with a compact well-balanced body, and a broad breast. Short wings are carried high as is the neat head topped with a medium sized, single comb. Barnevelders can lay up to 180 eggs per year.
See also: Perching Barnevelders , Dutch Chicken Breeds