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BIELEFELDERS - Is the hype real?

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Lately everybody seems to be hopping on the Bielefelder bandwagon. Everything I have read about them is very good, and they don't seem to have any downsides. I'm always looking for new breeds but this almost seems to good to be true. So is the hype real? Are these really some of the most superb backyard birds out there?

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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I'm about to find out!  I have a deposit in for 6 pullets and one cockerel for April.  They sound like a fabulous dual purpose bird.  With their supposed docile nature it will be interesting to see how well they free range.

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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You might ask Mrs K, I think she only hangs out in the Managing your Flock section. She had a nice Bielefielder rooster last year, but I don't think she was that thrilled with his offspring for some reason I can't recall right off.....

 

They're sure pretty, I love the red barred birds. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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