Vorwerk

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Vorwerk



This breed originated in Hamburg in about 1902, and was the result of work by Oskar Vorwerk, who required a bird that would be not only dual-purpose, but also economical to keep and rear. Vorwerks were recognized as a pure breed in Germany in 1919, but much of the original stock was lost during World War II and the breed had to be reconstituted from what birds remained. Vorwerk were not imported into the UK until 1970 and the Bantam form arrived in 1997, with the Bantam form being rarer of the two. The breed is only found with black-belted markings on a buff-coloured body and apart from the base colouring it is often described as being similar in plumage, shape and stance as the Lakenvelder. Vorwerk has a single comb and its legs are slate-blue. The Vorwerk is a very practical breed, very suitable for the novice keeper, the birds are good layers and fairly fast to mature.


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  • Class:  Large Fowl
  • Purpose:  Dual
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