Barnvelders were the first exotic chicken breed I read about and wanted after my inital flock of chickens. I looked all over to try to find one, and waited 6 months for one to be shipped to me. These are double laced Barnvelders. I have always kept one of these in my personal flock because of their good nature and gorgeous coloring.
Their coloring is so hard to describe, because in the sunshine, the black looks like a June Bug, but from away, they look brown and black. They lay about 160 eggs dark brown eggs per year.