Chicken Breed Focus - Lakenvelder

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    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.


    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

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    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!

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  2. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
  4. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2014
    I have 1 hen. her name is lucky. the reason I bought her is her beauty. she is sweet, calm, comes when I call her, not flighty at all. if I had more room I would get more of this breed.

    this pic was taken 10 months ago when I bought her.
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now I wish I had gotten one of these when I had the chance! So beautiful. [​IMG]

  6. LeviS

    LeviS Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2012
    North Dakota
    So beautiful
  7. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2014
    they are so pretty! I love the orangy ones. I could see myself totally impulse buying some of these...
  8. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2013
    I have 3 pullets and I love them. Never had Lakenvelders before, so I didn't know what to expect. One of them is very friendly and likes to perch on my shoulder while I garden. The other 2 are a bit skittish, but never aggressive. They are very smart and figure things out way before the other chickens. They are great foragers and fly high. I am having a very pleasant experience with this breed.
  9. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2013
    [​IMG][​IMG]MacGyver, as a little chick and now as a 10 wk old.
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  10. javim

    javim Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2016
    This is one of my dream birds. I think they are gorgeous

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