Cackle Hatchery® has the Silver Lakenvelder variety of this breed of chicken. The Lakenvelder chicken breed dates back to the 1830's in Germany. This breed was first exhibited in England in 1902 and was admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1939. 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. Very quick and active and foraging widely if allowed to run. The hens lay white eggs and are non-setters. The name is referred to as "a shadow under a sheet."
Got 3 of these strait run with our order we placed back in May. Two are Roosters and one pullet. Roosters are reasonably calm which is why they are still around and the hen is a very active girl. Lays a small to med off white egg,,on the steps to the barn loft. She has at least an 8' vertical flight so she always gets out of the fenced area. Never any trouble to put up. Got these special for my granddaughter. Don't want a whole flock of them tho unless you have fencing for a Giraffe. (Posted on 11/25/2016)
Thanks! Review by John, Texas July 2010
Our chicks made it yesterday. They all like and act in great shape after a short drink they went right to eating and running around. (Posted on 11/20/2015)