Popular breeds for backyard egg production can be found on the following pages. Jun 2, 2020 - Explore Freddie's board "Lakenvelders" on Pinterest. Lakenvelder hens lay plenty of white eggs (around 190 eggs per year, weighing up to 50 g per each), but they rarely go broody. The Lakenvelder chicken is a flighty breed that is a good forager if allowed to free range. Egg sizes are about 2.1 to 2.3 ounces but can weigh up to three ounces. Hens are able to lay in the winter even when the weather is cold and damp. They enjoy foraging and will cover a large area if allowed to do so. Egg Production Despite having a tendency to go broody, Chantecler hens can still produce an impressive amount of eggs every year. They have ties to the very first domesticated chickens that were raised in ancient Mesopotamia more than 4000 years ago. We have a lovely trio which have proven good eggs layers, with a high fertility rate. They grew up and looked exactly like their portraits, white bodied with black tail feathers and black head feathers, however their flighty temperament was always causing a ruckus in the coop. Despite having a tasty flavored meat, the bird is so small to fill the table and usually used for egg production. This breed was originally bred for its egg production but is kept now mostly for its beautiful plumage, active nature, and as an exhibition birds. Lakenvelder chickens are early-maturing birds, that are very active and can be quite flighty. Ancient Roots. It is especially rare to find it on the territory of Russia. Poultry Show Class: Continental Class Weights: Hen—–6 lbs Rooster——7 lbs Pullet—-5 lbs Cockerel—–6 lbs; Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Exhibition Egg Shell Color: Dark Brown Egg Production: 150-200 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ) Egg Size: Large Temperament: Active Gender Accuracy: 80-85% There are only a few large poultry farms that are interested in preserving the species. Primary use: eggs. Egg Producing Chickens Also known as "layers", the best backyard chicken breeds for egg production are Ameraucana, Ancona, Andalusian, Araucana, Easter Egger and Jaerhone. Birds we recommend for meat and egg production. Lakenvelder Qualities. More Information; Type: Rare Breed: Animal: Chicken: Life Stage: Pullet/Cockerel: Breed: Lakenvelder: Egg Color: White: Egg Production: Approximately 280 Eggs Per Year An active breed they have little time for brooding and will seldom sit a nest. The breed originated in Germany and the Netherlands in the 1800’s but birds with the color pattern were observed as early as 1700. A good number of Lakenvelders need to be reared to select a few with reasonable plumage patterns. Egg Color White Lakenvelder Egg Production High Aggressiveness Low Broodiness Low Space needs High Bantam available Yes Climate Any Egg Color White Marans Egg Production Aggressiveness They are noted for egg production and are great foragers, very active, and vary wary. Average mature weight: Rooster 5 lbs, Hen 4 lbs. Their active and wary nature is not unlike that of the Leghorn chicken breed. Lakenvelders are beautiful, small white chickens draped in black on their neck, wings and tails. The name, however, is Dutch and is believed to mean a shadow on a sheet and describes their striking black and white plumage. 7. In many cases, the flock consisted of a multipurpose breed suitable for relatively efficient egg production and of sufficient size to fill a frying pan when young, or a roaster as young adults. The rooster's head and neck is rich black with white body and black tail feathers. Their rich, glossy, black feathers, large red combs, and long pendulous white faces and ear lobes … Also known as “Shadow on a Sheet,” Lakenvelder chickens are as beautiful as they are useful. Eggs: They are very good egg layers. Egg color: Tinted, White Temperament: Active, Quick. Brother Chantecler came to the conclusion that at that point in history no Canadian-specific breeds of chicken had yet been established. Pick-up or Delivery available — we’ll fill your order weekly. Female coloring consistant with male. Roo… At that point in time, Canada was home to only European and American breeds of chicken. A graceful addition to any flock with sharp color contrasts of white body and black hackle and tail. The striking black and white Lakenvelder breed of chickens is raised for egg production and for show. Oh yes, they come in a plethora of colors to choose from: silver-spangled, golden penciled, silver penciled, golden spangled, and occasionally black and white. Primarily bred for egg production and classed as a nonsitter. They start laying eggs at about 28 weeks old. Lakenvelder owners raise the breed primarily for egg production. Most eggs are white or brown, although some breeds like the Araucana, lay a bluish-green egg, and some like the Ancona, lay a pink egg. Hens lay three medium, porcelain white eggs as week. Due to being bred to withstand harsh winters, this is also a breed that can be counted on to keep laying eggs when other hens stop laying because of cold weather. Article on import of Lakenvelders to Australia from Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser, Qld, Thursday 13 April 1905, page 8 They are mainly used for their egg production but also as a meat source. Seeing this as a flaw in Canada’s agricultural history, Brother Chantecler made it his mission to prol… Wait for youngsters to mature into their adult plumage before selection since juvenile plumage is not a reliable indicator of how they will look. The golden lakenvelder chicken breed originated from Germany and lays medium sized white eggs. The Lakenfelder chicken breed is considered extremely rare. Breeds that produce relatively more eggs during the winter months include Buckeye, Chantecler, Delaware, Favorelle, Jersey Giant, New Hampshire, Orpington, Plymouth Rock, and Rhode Island Red. There is also a bantam version and a blue variety which was developed in the Netherlands and brought to the UK. Standard size males weigh 2.5–3.2 kilos (5.5–7.5 pounds), and females weigh 2–2.5 kilos (4.5–5.5 pounds). The Lakenvelder is thought to originate from the Westfalen area of Germany as long ago as the 1830s. A single Chantecler hen can lay over 200 eggs per year. Dark Brahmas can be broody and lay medium to large-sized brown eggs. The page contains selected & exclusive info on Lakenvelder Chicken breed including complete description of breed, egg production, breed overview, history, daily feed, diseases,sub types, vaccination, price, origin and description. Vorwerks are a dual-purpose chicken suitable for both meat and egg production. With this, they are able to lay about 300 eggs a year. Hens will typically produce about 150 small to medium white eggs. Lakenfelder go easy on the feed pocketbook. Hens lay three medium, porcelain white eggs as week. Even though a large combed breed they have not sufferred comb freeze, and handle summers high heat and dry conditions very well. Their egg production is fair; they can produce around 150 eggs each year. The degree to which egg production slows varies from breed-to-breed and is the result of selective breeding by us humans. The Vorwerk is classed as a light breed, a dual purpose bird used both for meat and egg production. Standard size males weigh 2.5–3.2 kilos (5.5–7.5 pounds), and females weigh 2–2.5 kilos (4.5–5.5 pounds). Compact birds that have been primarily bred for white egg production. ... Vorwerks are a dual-purpose chicken suitable for both meat and egg production. Folks in need of food haven’t been the only people interested in poultry, however. The White Faced Black Spanish are graceful and stylish chickens. The Golden Lakenvelder, a plumage variety, is a separate breed from the Vorwerk. The Silver Lakenvelder is a small breed of chicken that is not good for quality meat production, but they are fairly decent layers of medium-sized white or tinted eggs. Lakenvelder Breed Facts. So it is that the ancestors of the Lakenvelder chicken arrived in Europe. Fresh Eggs Weekly. Vorwerk chickens are a dual purpose breed suitable for both meat and egg production. See more ideas about Chicken breeds, Chickens, Chickens backyard. If you like a fancy-looking flock, you will love having any variety of Hamburg. These very rare white egg layers are quick, active and alert and will forage widely if allowed to run. They are great foragers, very active, and vary wary. They are similar to the Leghorn in production of white, medium to large eggs, and continue to lay through molt and winter. Chickens in Flight I bought Lakenvelders for their ability to lay white eggs in my flock of brown egg layers. It is no surprise that the Hamburg is credited as being the grandfather of the poultry show. Though the ancestry of the Lakenvelder is often traced back to Holland and Germany, the historical lineage of these chickens goes much further. Egg size: Medium. Lakenvelder owners raise the breed primarily for egg production. They are alert and active but are not seen as flighty in anyway. An active breed they have little time for brooding and will seldom sit a nest. Egg production (annual): 150. The invention of the Chantecler chicken was mostly in thanks to one Brother Wilfrid Châtelain, a Canadian monk. They lay medium to large porcelain white eggs They lay 130 – 170 eggs per year They will lay consistently throughout the year although egg production may slow down during the colder months They start to lay eggs from around 22 weeks old. They were not the typical heavy production breed that I usually go for. 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