The Lakenvelder breed originated in the Nordrhein-Westfalen area of Germany and neighbouring areas of the Netherlands, notably the Utrecht area. Both regions follow a slightly different breed standard. They are thought to be a distant relative of the Brakel and Campine breeds, as well as some local rare breeds of the era. The breed was popular during the first half of the 1800’s but were replaced by the more productive Barnevelder breed by the end of the century.Thought to be named after the town of Lakenvelt in the Netherlands, it was first recorded in 1727 and was imported into Britain in 1901, where it was shown in Shrewsbury in 1902. The breed was exported to the USA from Britain somewhere around 1905 and was admitted to the APA's Standard of Perfection in 1939. Details: Detail Value Breed Purpose Egg Layer Comb Single Broodiness Seldom Climate Tolerance All Climates Egg Productivity Medium Egg Size Small Egg Color White Breed Temperament Flighty,Bears confinement well,Shy Breed Colors/Varieties Silver Lakenvelder; black white black; blue white blue; brown white brown are being created. Buff white buff are being created but it is not a Lakenvelder pattern genetically. Vorwerk is the Dutch breed with the black gold black pattern. Breed Size Large Fowl Pic by @Henk69 Pic by @Henk69 Pic by @okiehen Pic by @okiehen Pic by @pbjmaker BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/lakenvelder BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/296992/lakenvelders/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/479567/calling-all-lakenvelder-owners/0_30 Do you own Lakenvelders? Are you a Lakenvelder breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!