Why we like them: Due to being fairly new to the U.S., if you're looking for a chicken that is rare, makes a great pet, has absolutely stunning plumage, and / or is easy to raise and maintain, then the Barnevelder is a fashionable choice. Barnevelder roosters are known for helping out with raising their chicks.
Egg Color/ Frequency: Gifts 3-4 large brown eggs a week
Personality: They are winter-hardy, friendly ladies that are easy to handle.
History: Barnevelders were created around 1850 in Barneveld, Netherlands. It was proven that brown eggs offered a longer shelf life compared to white eggs since brown egg shells block more light than white ones.
Barnevelder feathers are highly sought after by enthusiasts and fashionistas throughout the world! Their feathers have been used by top fashion designers to boutiques.