If you are after lovely brown eggs then this attractive Dutch breed will lay them for you.
Classification: Heavy Breed
These fine layers were developed in the Barneveld district of Holland and according to some is a relatively new breed emerging in the early 1920s. Many of the barnevelder eggs these days are more brown speckled than very dark brown in colour. We have noticed that NZ barnevelders do not lay as dark a coloured egg as their overseas counterparts. Also the egg colour lightens over the laying season. We have found the type (shape) of the NZ barnevelder to be lacking in depth and fullness and the double lacing needs continuous work. Due to NZ strict import regulations kiwi poultry fanciers do not have easy access to importing hatching eggs from overseas so have to work with what we have got. This heritage breed is definately worth preserving for their beautiful brown eggs and attractive double lacing with its beetle green sheen.
Please note we no longer keep this breed.
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17/09/2019 by Guest
I was impressed by the following: Very fast delivery Good instruction manuals Neat design, no fitting or assembly issues at all, but I hate the double clips! Overall very good service and product - thanks Guys!
16/09/2019 by Karel
Hi, the incubator arrived in Auckland this morning. A big thank you for your amazing service and super quick courier it was greatly appreciated. Jodie
16/09/2019 by Guest
Great product! I couldn't recommend this enough. The product turned up as described and is incredibly robust.
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09/09/2019 by Damion
Quality product delivered within days and great communication!
04/09/2019 by Guest
I finally treated my hens to one of these water feeders. I love that it has such a big reservoir and that the dark colour keeps the water fresh and clear. Makes it easy for me to go away for longer without needing to top up their water. Would highly recommend, will last a lifetime and worth the investment.
04/09/2019 by Guest
Parcel arrived - can't wait to set it up! I contacted your company by phone and was greeted by a very pleasant member of your staff. Great service and great delivery. Thank you from Joan and Alan Yates in Wainuiomata
02/09/2019 by Guest
Really great to be able to clean these cages properly and so easily. Also the inside of the cage is noticeably warmer with the insulation provided by the omlet range. The inside of the cages feels warmer than my house...
26/08/2019 by Guest
Love my new nest boxes and the chickens have got used to them really quickly...eggs with in a couple of hours. Easy to install as well. Quick delivery..great service!!!
23/08/2019 by Guest
This is a fabulous waterer - well designed, sturdy, good looking and the chooks immediately drank from it! Excellent customer service from Appletons. I received it within two days up to Auckland. Very happy :)
13/08/2019 by Catherine
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