Pros: friendly, cute, sweat, adorable, great egg layer (i guess)

Cons: NONE

 Firstly I would like to say how humble they are and how friendly they seem to be around humans, what I love about them is that they are very encoisative(sorry for spelling) smile.png


Pros: Friendly, Adventurous, Beautiful, Intelligent, A Good Layer, Loves Being Around People.

Cons: NONE.

I have a wonderful Vorwerk Hen.
She is one of the sweetest Chickens I've ever kept and she absolutely loves being around us!


Pros: Beautiful, colourful, happy, great layers, look after themselves.

Cons: Seem more wild than the other birds, not very tame, loud cockerel

Love the way these birds act and look!


Pros: easy keepers/hard workers/great layers

Cons: spooky never got tame

I got hatching eggs from Blehm hatchery.Every egg hatched.They did very well in winter and worked my compost piles in summer.Unfortunately they are just rite size for hawks and I have those for neighbors.So... lost half to hawks and gradually lost the other half to something else.I miss them.They were just beautiful.Great little layers too.


My daughter has a pair and just loves them:). The pair she has aren't really highstrung or stand-offish. Most people don't know what they are when they see them but think they are pretty birds:). Ours are bantams.


Vorwerk is a different breed but very similar to the Lakenvelder; bulkier type, less tail, comb heel follows neckline. 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 have a single comb that has up to six serrations; orange-red eyes; medium-sized wattles; white earlobes, and slate grey skin. One of the Vorwerk’s claims to fame is the fact that it is the only breed of chicken that shares its name with a household appliance, a vacuum cleaner.

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeMedium
Egg ColorLight Brown
Breed TemperamentFlighty,Easily handled,Bears confinement well
Breed Colors/VarietiesBlack buff black sometimes called Golden Lakenvelder in the US. blue buff blue were created in Holland but now probably extinct. white buff white were created in Holland but will soon be extinct.
Breed SizeBantam
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose
Comb: Single
Broodiness: Seldom
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Light Brown

Breed Temperament:

Flighty,Easily handled,Bears confinement well

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Black buff black sometimes called Golden Lakenvelder in the US. blue buff blue were created in Holland but now probably extinct. white buff white were created in Holland but will soon be extinct.

Breed Details:

The standard size was originated by Oskar Vorwerk in Germany from a region poluted by industry. Normal lakenvelders became dirty and that is why the breeder made them buff. In 1966, a U.S. man named Wilmar Vorwerk of New Ulm, MN developed an interest in the breed, but it had not been exported to North America so he created a bantam version from scratch using Lakenvelders, Buff and Blue Wyandottes, Black-tailed Buff and Buff Columbian Rosecombs. European fanciers have also independently miniaturized a bantam Vorwerk. Though the large fowl Vorwerk has never been accepted in the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection, the American Bantam Association has recognized the U.S. version of the Vorwerk Bantam. This breed is so rare there is no specific breed club, although in Britain the Rare Poultry Society does include the Vorwerk under its protective Ârare breed umbrella.

Standard size males weigh 2.5-3.2 kilos (5.5-7.5 pounds), and females weigh 2-2.5 kilos (4.5-5.5 pounds). Bantam males are 765 grams (27 ounces), and females are 650 grams (23 ounces). Vorwerk hens are good layers of cream or tinted eggs. The Vorwerk was created as a hardy dual porpose fowl and is an economical eater.

Contributor to this breed page henk69 and mrandmrschicken. Thanks.