Discover the unique charm of Silver Lakenvelder Chickens, now available at Valley Hatchery. These rare and visually captivating birds, originating from Germany in the 1830s, are a sight to behold with their distinctive black and white plumage and slate-colored legs. Perfect for exhibition due to their striking appearance, Silver Lakenvelders also bring historical significance to your flock, having been recognized since 1939 in the American Standard of Perfection.
Not only are Silver Lakenvelders a treat for the eyes, but they’re also practical. Weighing around 5lbs for roosters and 4lbs for hens, these medium-sized chickens are known for their lively and active demeanor. They excel in foraging, making them a dynamic addition to any setting. Plus, they’re prolific layers, providing over 150 medium-tinted eggs annually. Interestingly, Lakenvelder hens typically do not go broody, ensuring a steady supply of eggs.
The name “Lakenvelder,” translating to “Shadow on a Sheet,” aptly describes their unique coloration, making them a standout breed in the Continental Class at poultry shows. If you’re seeking to enhance your backyard or exhibition flock with something both beautiful and practical, Silver Lakenvelder Chickens from Valley Hatchery are an ideal choice. Order online for a convenient delivery to your local Post Office, and enjoy the unique blend of beauty, history, and productivity these chickens bring.