Bielefelders

Dag's Bielefelder cock, "Hans"
Photo courtesy of Dag Jorund Lonning

The Bielefelder is a new breed of German origin. It was created in the early 1970s, and a bantam variety appeared in 1983. They were seeking to develop a large, quiet, cold-resistant bird that was a good egg producer. This is an auto-sexing breed. They breed true, but chicks are sexable by color at one day of age. Among the breeds used to develop the Bielefelder were the New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red and Welsummer. The birds are recognised only in the Legbar color.


Bielefelder Links:

Bielefelders at Grade Eh Farms in Canada


A flock of Bielefelders
Photo courtesy of Rudy Dannau

A pair of Bielefelders
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

A Bielefelder hen
Photo courtesy of Jan Ubels

Bielefelder cockerels
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

A Bielefelder male
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

A Bielefelder pullet
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Another Bielefelder rooster
Photo courtesy of Hristo Lukanov


A Bielefelder chick
Photo courtesy of
Greenfire Farms


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