Other common names: Bielefelder Kennhuhn
The Bielefelder chicken was created in the early 1970’s in Bielefeld, Germany. The intention was to develop a new auto-sexing breed, which was good in cold weather and a strong egg layer. The Bielefelder was created by crossing the Amrock, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red and Mechlin breeds.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Cuckoo Red Partridge, Silver Cuckoo
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 6 - 10 lbs
Personality: Friendly and calm.
Preferred climat: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large
gold colours, eggs
"A great German bird bred for its ability to live in all conditions and keep laying eggs . We have had these around 2 years and now have a handy but small flock of the golds. Silvers are here and being worked on .<br>As an autosexing breed chicks can be sexed at hatch so are economical to keep .<br>We have a number of showline poultry pure breeds you can find a listing in our profile .."
From becsonline Dec 30 2013 3:02AM
"We - me and my family had several rounds of Bielefelder Chicken. We are from Bielefeld in Germany and first saw the breed during a local chicken breeder's event. We liked them for their red and gold colours. <br>In general we only keep the chicken for the eggs and they eat all our kitchen left-overs. As such they are easy going and lay eggs regularly for a non-hybrid chicken breed.."
From Johannacw May 16 2015 12:02PM
"I got ten of these chickens (nine hens and one rooster by accident) as laying hens, the intention being to eat some of the eggs and sell the rest. I had them for about a year and a half, in which time they laid a total of about two dozen eggs. They were very friendly and easy to care for, but I did find it annoying that the rooster would start crowing at 4:30 on the dot. He would have been a great alarm clock if I needed to get up at 4:30. They would probably be great as just pets (and they made wonderful meat chickens), but they were not good layers.."
From jely00 Jun 30 2014 2:22PM