Lakervelt is a village near Utrecht, in the east of The Netherlands. The area where the chicken breed developed extended over the border to the Nordrhein-Westfalen region of Germany, where the name is Lakenfelder. These distinctively patterned chickens were recorded as far back as 1727. They were not imported to the UK until 1901 and then first exhibited at the 1902 Shrewsbury Show. Their popularity has been limited because very few birds have the desired completely black neck and tail with a white body.
Lakenvelders are recorded as laying in the region of 160 white/tinted eggs per year, they take to confinement well and rarely go broody.
One of our Hens was awarded the Best of Breed award at the Federation Championship show in December 2012.
We have several groups of birds and have hatching eggs avaliable now with the first chicks due to arrive at the end of February 2013.