Lakenvelders are an old breed of Chicken from Germany, first recorded in 1727. However they are now endangered.
The head, neck hackle and tail of the Lakenvelder are solid black, the inner web of the wing primaries and secondaries is black. The rest of the bird is white with a pale blue-grey under-colour. The black-and-white pattern is reminiscent of the colouring of the Lakenvelder cattle. The eyes are bright chestnut or red, the beak dark horn, and the face, wattles and comb bright red, with white earlobes. The legs are slate-blue.
Uses: Lakenvelders are good layers of white or light tinted eggs. They do well free range as they love to forage and tend to be nervous in confined space.
EGGS: 180 a year