Today, Lakenvelder chickens are taken care of by the Rare Poultry Society. There are only a handful of breeders and few entries are seen at poultry shows.

Lakenvelder bantam is a very beautiful variety that attracts a lot of attention because of its unique colour pattern. They have a solid black head, neck hackle and tail, without spots, ticks or stripes. The inner web of the wing primaries and secondaries is black. And the rest of the bird is white in colour with a pale blue-grey under-colour.

They are confident, robust birds and are able to adapt to being kept in confined spaces but prefer to be allowed the freedom to free range.