A young Lakenvelder cock
|Conservation status||GEH, Germany: III, endangered|
|Other names||German: Lakenfelder|
|Country of origin||Germany|
|Egg color||White to tinted|
|Comb type||Single, 5-pointed|
|PCGB||Rare soft feather: light|
The head, neck hackle and tail of the Lakenvelder are solid black, without spots, ticks or stripes; the inner web of the wing primaries and secondaries is black. The rest of the bird is white with a pale blue-grey under-colour. The black-and-white pattern is similar to the colouring of the Lakenvelder breed of cattle, which originated in the same area.
The eyes are bright chestnut or red, the beak dark horn, and the face, wattles and comb bright red, with white earlobes. The legs are slate-blue.
The Lakenvelder lays up to 160 white eggs, weighing up to 50 g each, per year.
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