Double Laced Barnevelder (Large Fowl)
Bred direct from a top breeder in Holland, I bought these birds at a
top show in Europe after watching them score an impressive score of
96 out of 98 . The markings and lacing is fantastic and the type is
perfect for the standard. There will be very few of these birds in
the country, so this is a rare chance to purchase some. The birds
lay brown eggs.
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We are a member of the Barnevelder Club
abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps us
maintain our high standards and great show results with this breed.
You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By
joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You
will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality
, a members list, history of the breed
information and this way you will be helping to encourage and
improve the breeding of Barnevelders
and utility purposes as well as having access to assistance from
. The club will keep you posted with
all the latest information and show results regarding this breed.
For more information on how to join
Barneveld, Holland, the stock was imported into the
UK in 1921.
Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour: Brown
Alert, upright and well balanced, the body appears
compressed and the back is concave.
Body is medium in length, deep and broad shoulders and
high-set saddle. Breast and rump are deep, broad and full. Wings are
rather short and carried high. Tail is full with a graceful and
Carried high with a neat skull. Beak is short and full.
Eyes are very bold, bright and prominent. Comb single, upright,
medium in size and well serrated. The base of the comb is firm base
and heel to follow the neck. Face is smooth and as free from feather
as possible. Ear-lobes long. Wattles of medium size.
Fairly long, full and carried erect.
Legs & Feet:
Thighs and shanks of medium length to give
symmetry. Shanks and feet free from feathers. Four well spread toes.
Fairly tight and of nice texture.
Male: Neck and saddle hackles to match for colour and
definition, each feather to be black with a beetle green sheen with
slight red-brown edging and red-brown centre quill (stem) finishing
black to the tip. Breast red-brown with black with a beetle green
sheen outer edging or lacing. Back and cape red-brown feathers with
very wide black with a beetle green sheen lacing. Abdomen and thighs
black with a beetle green sheen with darker down. Wing bow and bar
red-brown with broad lacing primaries, inner edge black, outer
red-brown; secondaries, inner edge black with a beetle green sheen,
outer red-brown finely laced with black with a beetle green sheen,
showing when closed as a red-brown bay. Tail, all main feather black
with a beetle green sheen, with black with a beetle green sheen
sickles and hangers. Undercolour dark slate.
Female: Hackle black with a beetle green sheen.
Breast, saddle, back and thighs red-brown ground clear of peppering,
each feather with defined glossy black with a beetle green sheen
outer lacing, and inner defined lacing, the outer to be distinct yet
not so heavy as to give a black with a beetle green sheen appearance
to the bird in the show-pen. Abdomen black with a beetle green sheen
with black down preferred. Wing primaries inner edge black with a
beetle green sheen, outer brown, finely laced with blue. Tail, main
feathers black with a beetle green sheen with laced feathers well up
to them. Undercolour grey.
Cock: Not less than 7-8 lb (3.2-3.6kg) Cockerel: Not less than 6-7
Hen: Not less than 6-7 lb (2.7-3.2kg) Pullet: Not less than 5-6 lb