Last summer I purchased Bielefelder eggs from NPIP sources Vaughn Family Farm out of Cairo, GA and another breeder in Bolivia, NC - both advertised to have sourced their stock from GFF.
To date, I have six cockerels and three pullets from those eggs. They are now almost 8 months old and the hens have been laying for 1-2 weeks. They overwintered very well in Northern MN in an unheated coop with my other mix of mutt and retired hens.
The plan has been to keep the two best cockerels for breeding stock and hatch more of my own eggs this spring and summer as I transition to a BF only stock.
If I post comparative photos of the six cockerels in the comments below, would anyone be able to advise me on which cocks to choose? I have a copy of the translated breed standards that I have been trying to follow, but I would like more opinions.
Thanks so much!
P.S. Please advise if this thread should be somewhere else on the forum...