Silver Double Laced Barnevelder
Direct import from Greenfire Farms, this breed originated in Holland. These are the most visually striking and attention drawing hens out there. The silver double chevron pattern appears as if they were hand painted on a pitch black background, and the improbably precise penciling evokes gasps of astonishment and delight by even the most jaded poultry hobbyists.
Barnevelder hens lay a dark brown egg, not as dark as the Maran and laying up to 200 eggs per year, with the silver laced laying a lighter shade than the chocolate double laced variety. Their personality is docile toward humans, they are cold hardy and are a wonderful, eye-catching add to any flock.