Originally the breed was developed in 1900 in Europe by Oskar Vorwerk. Unfortunately, none ever made it across to North America. In 1966 in the States, a fellow named Wilmar Vorwerk (now that's a coincidence!) created a version of the breed from scratch. The stunning coloring, the solid black head, neck and tail, with a dark golden body plumage, is one that will definitely be noticed in any flock. Vorwerks are considered a dual-purpose chicken suitable for both meat and egg production. They are hardy, and adaptable birds, and in general, are active and alert, and not overly flighty. Vorwerks have a single comb, slate grey underfluff, white earlobes, and lay white eggs. We are working with the standard size vorwerks.