Blue Double Laced Barnevelder (Large Fowl)



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Please Note: We are currently out of stock of the Blue Double Laced Barnevelder (Large Fowl).

Blue Double Laced Barnevelder (Large Fowl) Breed Information

Bred direct from a top breeder in Holland, I bought these birds at a top show in Europe after watching them score an impressive score of 95 out of 98 . The markings and lacing is fantastic and the type is perfect for the standard. There will be very few of these birds in the country, so this is a rare chance to purchase some. The birds lay brown eggs. The offspring will be 50% Blue, 25% Black and 25% Splash.

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We are a member of the Barnevelder Club and keep abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps us maintain our high standards and great show results with this breed. You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality Barnevelders, a members list, history of the breed information and this way you will be helping to encourage and improve the breeding of Barnevelders for exhibition and utility purposes as well as having access to assistance from expert breeders. The club will keep you posted with all the latest information and show results regarding this breed. For more information on how to join contact us.

Blue Double Laced Barnevelder (Large Fowl) Breed Characteristics

Origin: Barneveld, Holland, the stock was imported into the UK in 1921.
Classification: Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour: Brown
General Characteristics:
Carriage: Alert, upright and well balanced, the body appears compressed and the back is concave.
Type: Body is medium in length, deep and broad shoulders and high-set saddle. Breast and rump are deep, broad and full. Wings are rather short and carried high. Tail is full with a graceful and uniform sweep.
Head: Carried high with a neat skull. Beak is short and full. Eyes are very bold, bright and prominent. Comb single, upright, medium in size and well serrated. The base of the comb is firm base and heel to follow the neck. Face is smooth and as free from feather as possible. Ear-lobes long. Wattles of medium size.
Neck: Fairly long, full and carried erect.
Legs & Feet: Thighs and shanks of medium length to give symmetry. Shanks and feet free from feathers. Four well spread toes.
Plumage: Fairly tight and of nice texture.
Colour: Male
Neck and saddle hackles to match for colour and definition, each feather to be blue with slight red-brown edging and red-brown centre quill (stem) finishing blue to the tip. Breast red-brown with blue outer edging or lacing. Back and cape red-brown feathers with very wide blue lacing. Abdomen and thighs blue with darker down. Wing bow and bar red-brown with broad lacing primaries, inner edge blue, outer red-brown; secondaries, inner edge blue, outer red-brown finely laced with blue, showing when closed as a red-brown bay. Tail, all main feather blue, with blue sickles and hangers. Undercolour dark slate.
Colour: Female
Hackle blue. Breast, saddle, back and thighs red-brown ground clear of peppering, each feather with defined glossy blue outer lacing, and inner defined lacing, the outer to be distinct yet not so heavy as to give a blue appearance to the bird in the show-pen. Abdomen blue with blue down preferred. Wing primaries inner edge blue, outer brown, finely laced with blue. Tail, main feathers blue with laced feathers well up to them. Undercolour grey.
Weight: Large Fowl
Cock: Not less than 7-8 lb (3.2-3.6kg) Cockerel: Not less than 6-7 lb (2.7-3.2kg)
Hen: Not less than 6-7 lb (2.7-3.2kg) Pullet: Not less than 5-6 lb (2.25-2.7kg)

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