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What is Barnevelder Chicken Breed

What is Barnevelder Chicken Breed

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The Barnevelder is a large-sized, soft-feathered, and very good-natured dual-purpose breed. They are hardy birds and good foragers. It is highly sought after for its “chocolate” colored eggs, as well as being a quiet bird that adapts very well to confinement. This breed was the result of a cross between local Dutch chickens and several chickens imported from Asia to Europe in the latter part of the 19th century. It is named after the city and municipality of Barneveld, in Gelderland, in central Holland. History and Origin In the early 1900s, the Barnevelder became famous for its excellent production of, particularly dark eggs. A few years later, interest in the breed fell by the wayside as “commercial” posture breeds were imported from the US However, Barnevelders have remained po...