These are one of the most beautiful in appearance of any of our rare varieties with
their striking black and white markings and slate colored legs. We are told that the word “Lakenvelder” when translated
from the Dutch means “a shadow on a sheet”, a particularly descriptive name. They were bred extensively in Germany
and Holland as long ago as the early 1800’s, but were not recognized here until the 1930’s. They are quite small
when mature, 3 to 4 Ibs., and very quick and active, foraging widely if allowed to run. The skin is white and the breast unusually
plump and round, almost like wild game birds. Hens lay white eggs and are non-setters. Baby chicks are mostly creamy white
with a half collar of black on the neck and sprinkling of black on the head and back.