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 three of these in a hatchery surprise. The hen is pretty and the two idiot roosters are just plain mean. Their favorite pastime is fighting. The black and white feathers on their necks flare out and they mean business. If they take on a Cochin or Brahma they team up and stand shoulder to shoulder and whip all who can't run fast enough. When they have everybody punked they turn on each other. They are only 2 months old so I'm not sure how they will treat the hens but I'm not gonna find out. I'm gonna put em in a pot and let em fight with the onions and carrots as soon as they are worth plucking.
(Posted on 6/18/2017)
Wonderful and beautiful chickens! Review by Travis J in South Texas
Got 5 from Cackle almost 2 years ago and they were nice, small beautiful chickens in our free-range pasture. Hens sometimes roosted in the trees and our 1 rooster was such a handsome and faithful shepherd of the other hens of various breeds and crowed with a nice clean voice--he recently died protecting our hens from a stray dog--doing his job to the end. Still have a sweet Lacken hen in our flock and she's a real beauty. They're not the best egg layers but sure add character and beauty to your flock (Posted on 12/10/2016)
Madison's Chickens Review by Pappaw
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)