The Barnevelder is a medium heavy breed of chicken named after the Dutch town of Barneveld. It is a cross of century Dutch landrace chickens with Asian breeds imported to Europe in the mid-late century such as the Brahma, Cochin, Croad Langshan and Malay.
Cochins have excessive plumage that cover the legs and feet. The skin beneath the feathers is yellow and the egg color is light brown. Eggs are also medium in size. Standard weight is 11 lb for a rooster, and 9 lb for a hen.
CREATING A CHICKEN HABITAT: Learn how the chicken’s wild relatives live, and use that for guidance in creating a chicken habitat that will keep your flock happy. Space, vegetation, and tips for making the most of a small area, are discussed.