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Barnevelderrnchickens are named for the town of Barneveld in central Netherlands. They arerngood layers of large brown eggs and, unlike some other breeds, continue to liernwell during winter.

rnrnIn the 1850srnAsian chickens began to arrive in Europe, where they were at first known asrn"Shanghai" chickens. These were initially cross-bred among them, andrnonly later developed into breeds such as the Brahma, the Cochin and the Croad Liangshan.rnFrom about 1865, some of these Shanghai chickens were cross-bred with localrnfarmyard chickens in the area of Barneveld. Towards the end of the nineteenthrncentury there may also have been some breeding with a type called AmerikaansernNuthoenders which served as utility birds that showed some similarity to thernAmerican Wyandotte; it is not known what these birds were, or if they were reallyrnAmerican. In about 1906 there may also have been some cross-breeding with BritishrnBuff Orpington stock. According to Hans Schippers, the greatest influence onrnthe characteristics of the Barnevelder was from the Liangshan, whichrncontributed hardiness, brown eggs, and good winter production.rnrn 

rnrnThey were firstrnused for birds shown at the agricultural exhibition held in The Hague in 1911.rnFrom about this time attempts were made to breed for consistent type and color.rnHowever, when the Dutch Poultry Club discussed whether to accept thernBarnevelder as a new breed in 1919, it was found to be too variable. In 1921, arnbreeders' association was formed, and the first standard was drawn up. The breedrnwas recognized in 1923.

rnrnIn 1921 Barnevelderrnchickens were exported to the United Kingdom to serve demand for brown eggs. Atrnfirst they were very variable, with single-laced, double-laced, or mostlyrnpartridge plumage. Partridge and double-laced varieties were included in thernBritish Poultry Standard; the double-laced became the principal variety. Therernmay have been some cross-breeding with Indian Game stock.

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