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Lakenvelders
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50 or more How Many
LAKC Males $2.80 $2.55 $2.50 $2.13 $2.05
LAKP Females $4.12 $3.87 $3.78 $3.71 $3.60
LAKS Straight Run $3.34 $3.09 $3.03 $2.93 $2.89
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: English
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: medium
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: best
Cold Tolerance: poor
Disposition: poor
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: best
Skin Color: white
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4 lbs
ALBC Priority: threatened
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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.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Do you have golden lakenvelders
We do not carry Golden Lakenvelders.
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