Barnevelders are a rare breed that originated in Holland. They are best known for the production of very dark brown eggs. The plumage is very tight and of nice texture. Much of the plumage is either black, reddish brown with lustrous greenish black lacing of black with reddish brown edging. The plumage is very tight, of nice texture and displayed in a pattern known as double-laced partridge. They have yellow skin, shanks and toes.
Barnevelders are available from Mid-Feburary thru the first week of June.
Standard weights at maturity are males-6 lbs. and hens-5 lbs.