I've been scouring the internet and BYC for weeks and have found very, very little information about the boschveld breed. If there is anyone on here who has or had Boschveld chickens I'd love to know what you're experience with them has been. I will be receiving 4 Boschveld hens next week, so any advice will be welcome. I will also add any useful information I learn and pictures as I go along. So far all I can find is: - It is a South African breed developed from 3 indigenous breeds: Venda, Matabele and Ovambo. - They are a large, dual purpose breed. - They are hardy. Disease resistant and tolerate heat and cold well. - They are very strong, fertile birds and roosters are aggressive, making them ideal for free ranging. - Hens begin laying at 24 weeks (some say 20). - Hens lay an average of 4 large eggs per week. - Cockerels are ready for slaughter at around 12 weeks. This is basically the official description that I've been able to piece together from free range farming websites, but I can't find more detail about their size, space requirements, temperament, and personal experiences with them as backyard chickens.