I set about trying to reproduce the Silver Laced Barnevelder for several reasons:
1. Fertility of the males was terrible, we had had several that were completely sterile and most couldn't cope with more than a single hen.
2. There was a lot of red leakage into the silver on the feathers due to poor breeding and crossing back to the standard double laced. We have had some silver barnevelders in the past that were almost muddy.
3. There needed to be new genes as the silver is so rare it is becoming very inbred.
4. They are absolutely stunning.