The Barnevelder originates from the Barneveld region of Holland and is so well-known that, according to the Barnevelder Club of North America, the Barnevelder name is synonymous with the word chicken. It is sought after for its dark "chocolate" brown eggs. This beautiful bird is hardy and quiet and doesn't mind being confined.
Continental (Northern European)
Large Fowl & Bantam
Medium (6-7 lbs)
Double Laced Partridge in the U.S.; other colors in Europe such as Black, Blue Laced, White/Silver etc.
Suitability to Backyard Life:
Bears confinement well
Lively, active and friendly