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Originally Posted by townhen View Post


I'm glad you asked, because my Barnevelder (from Meyer Hatchery) is also beautiful and surprisingly true to type - and we adore her iridescent feathers.  I am very pleased with the dark brown eggs we have been getting from her for the past month - about 3 or 4 a week so far.  She was quite jumpy from about 10 weeks on, but has mellowed out quite a bit since she started laying and now clearly enjoys our company and being petted and talked to.  Bottom line, we're very happy with our Barnevelder and I'm so glad that that there are others out there who are enjoying this strikingly beautiful breed as much as we are!

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Originally Posted by eeverett View Post

Townhen,
I wanted to follow up on my Barnevelder from MPC. She is absolutely gorgeous! Surprisingly close to type base on my reading. She's the jumpiest in my mixed flock but a great layer of dark brown eggs. Love her! How did yours turn out?

I love my barnie, but let me tell you, she is so loud! She bawks over anything. Does anyone have any pics of their hatchery quality birds and at what age did they start to lay?
post #42 of 48
Here's our Barnevelder from MPC. The kids named her Fleur. Even though I've read that hatchery stock don't lay especially dark eggs, hers are much darker that my other brown egg layers.



A new chicken keeper of a mixed flock 

2 bantam mottled cochins, 1 speckled sussex, 1 double laced barnevelder, 1 easter egger, 1 buff orpington, 1 buff brahma, 1 barred plymouth rock, 1 silver gray dorking, 1 columbian wyandote

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A new chicken keeper of a mixed flock 

2 bantam mottled cochins, 1 speckled sussex, 1 double laced barnevelder, 1 easter egger, 1 buff orpington, 1 buff brahma, 1 barred plymouth rock, 1 silver gray dorking, 1 columbian wyandote

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post #43 of 48

Hi there, I'm looking for a Barnie Roo...here are my two Barnie Hens I bought in October ...and the eggs aren't as dark as the Marans.  What's  you're thoughts

 

 

 

the 2nd egg far right, next to Marans egg is one of my Barnies..I think the top right one next to the blue egg is also one

post #44 of 48

They seem to do fine here in Denmark. Our supplier keeps large flocks and ours seems quite happy, if a little skittish.

post #45 of 48
Can anyone tell me if this is a Barnevelder? She is 3 months old in this picture. I got her as a group rare breeds from a hatchery and I can't determine what she is, but mostly looks like a Barnevelder.
Any help is appreciated😀
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by Triplecross View Post

Can anyone tell me if this is a Barnevelder? She is 3 months old in this picture. I got her as a group rare breeds from a hatchery and I can't determine what she is, but mostly looks like a Barnevelder.
Any help is appreciated😀

I am not an expert but looks more like a Wyandotte to me.

post #47 of 48
She doesn't look like a Barnie to me. shouldn't she have double laced feathers
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by Junibutt View Post

I am not an expert but looks more like a Wyandotte to me.
I think so too. Gold laced Wyandotte?
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