Gold Lakenvelder

Harriet our Gold Lakenvelder

Lakenvelders are from Germany and the Netherlands, and though they were originally bred to be a white bird with black markings, a few years ago the Golden Lakenvelder was produced creating beautiful black on gold markings. “Also known as “Shadow on a Sheet”…. the name “Lakenvelder” translates as white spread over a black field; the term means a sheet (laken) across the field (veld).* ” These birds are quite small and lay 2-3 small to medium white to cream eggs per week. Lakenvelders are a threatened breed of chicken.

(*The Livestock Conservancy)

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