British Barnevelder History

The British Barnevelder club seeks to encourage and improve the breeding of Barnevelders for exhibition and utility purposes, also to render every possible assistance to Club Members in connection with the exhibiting and breeding of Barnevelders.

The Barnevelder takes its name from the village in Holland where the breed was “made” in 1913 or thereabouts. The breed was always intended to earn its keep and its brown eggs made it famous. A Dutch breed Club was formed and when the Breed was imported into the UK in 1920 it wasn’t long before British poultry breeders formed their own Club in 1922.

Hence we have the British Barnevelder Club.

Van Gink’s painting of ‘perfect’ Barnevelders.