Why we like them: This beautiful hen is devoted to gift you with lots of jumbo brown eggs. Embedded in the Bielefelder DNA is the auto-sexing function; perfect for families that don't want to get emotionally attached and discover they adopted a rooster in disguise. The Bielefelder is commonly referred to as the über-chicken. Their dual purpose utility, huge eggs, auto-sexing function, gentle temperaments, and beautiful feathers make them a top choice in almost every category.
Feather Colors: Chicks are autos-exing at hatch meaning that you can immediately tell the females from the males. The down coloring of the day-old cockerels is yellow ocher with light brown dorsal stripes and white barring on the head. Females have light brown with rich dark brown dorsal stripes and small barring on the head.
Egg Color/ Frequency: Gifts 4-5 large brown eggs a week
Hen point of lay is earlier than most varieties. Delivery of smaller eggs when beginning to lay is usual, but these gals will distribute medium eggs right out the gate. A couple months later you'll be collecting 70g egg habitually. The beautiful egg color is unique to the Bielefelder. Their beautiful shade of brown, which contains pink undertones, is very distinct in appearance.
Personality: These gentle giants are out-going, inquisitive birds that seem more like dogs than chickens. . Hens will sing a song letting you know they laid, but other than that; don't make a lot of noise.
History: Bielefelder hens are quick to mature, weather-proof, auto-sexing chicken with remarkable performance laying large brown eggs. Not only are they cold hardy, they don’t mind the snow and seem to enjoy playing in the rain. The Bielefelder was developed in Bielefeld, Germany in the early 1970s using several breeds of chickens including the cuckoo Malines, Amrock, Wyandotte, and the New Hampshire.