The Barnevelder is named after the Dutch town of Barneveld where it was developed.
They are a hardy good dual purpose utility breed with a quiet disposition. They have a tendency to laze, for that reason they are best free ranged so that they can forage and get some exercise.
Barnevelders are one of the best winter layers of dark brown eggs.
They have very prominent orange eyes and very yellow legs. The double laced variety has black/beetle green hackle feathering and the breast, saddle, back and thighs are red/brown, each feather with defined glossy black outer lacing.