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Vorwerk owners check this out. Pic.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mrandmrschicken, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a pic of my vorwerk pullet Vivian. Anyone with experience with this breed please let me know if you find them quirky, or if you notice different behaviors with yours than other birds. Also if you know anything about their laying habits.
    Thanks!
     
  2. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know nothing of this breed, in fact I've never heard of them, but what a lovely pullet! I have some mixed breeds with a very similar color pattern.

    Thank you for posting this, and giving me another breed to look up!
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have a pair of golden lakenvelders (same breed kind of) and they are definately more *independent* than my other breeds. Not mean or flighty but keep more to themselves. At 12 weeks though the cockeral has worked himself up to third in line though and top roost status. It's kind of like he is alpha roo of the younger birds and only answers to the alpha and beta roo of the older birds.
    Other than that I know nothing about the egg laying habit yet [​IMG]

    I can't even convince my D'uccles to start laying and they are 21 weeks.

    ETA: Your pullet is really gorgeous - no black through the body.
     
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  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:According to some sites I looked up today, Golden Lakenvelder is another name for Vorwerks, so it sounds like you may have the same breed.

    As for egglaying, [​IMG] , patience! 20 weeks is about the youngest any breed starts to lay, that's just the fastest maturing breeds. Others take a little longer, a few may take from 6 months to nearly a year to start. Not laying at 12 weeks is normal. I don't know of any that lay sooner than 20 weeks.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    DB - I know they are not supposed to be laying at 12 weeks. The OP was just asking about how they lay and was letting her know I have no idea. Some call GL's by Vowerk but to some the Vowerk is a LF where the GL is more of a bantam.

    Mrandmrschicken - is Vivian a small bird? It looks like she is pretty tiny.
     
  6. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was also wondering the size/shape of Vivian a bit. From what I understand a Vorwerk is a bird shaped somewhat like a Rhode Island Red, whereas a Lakenvelder is shaped a bit more like a Hamburg with the long tail and more streamlined body type. Vivian looks a bit more Lakenvelder shaped from the picture.

    Here's a website with some decent Lakenvelder pics on it:
    http://www.hetpluimpje.netfirms.com/sierkippen.htm

    And for comparison, some Vorwerks:
    http://www.daylife.com/photo/01aUe5G3qagge

    Do you have any other picks of her?

    Urban Coyote
     
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  7. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The APA does not recognize Vorwerks in either standard or bantam, nor have they accepted Golden Lakenvelders, (SoP '01 edition). I do not have the ABA standard, but according to Carol Ekarius in Storey's Guide to Poultry Breeds, Vorwerks were accepted into the ABA Bantam Standard in 1985. I don't think there are any standard Vorweks in the US. Also do not believe the birds called Golden Lakenvelders meet the European standard for LF Vorwerks.

    Your Vorwerk pullet is a very pretty bird by the way!

    I am not an expert, so these are just my own observations.
     
  8. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Below is a link that gives good info on the Lakevelder and the Vorwerk. See what you think. It is interesting reading.

    www.chickhatchery.com

    John is a really nice guy to talk to.
     
  9. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, an interesting read. Thanks for the link.

    Did your pullet in the photo come from chickhatchery.com?
     
  10. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, when I saw the frownie face after you said they weren't laying yet, (before the edit) I thought it meant you were unhappy that they weren't laying yet. I apologize for the misunderstanding.
     

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