Originally Posted by dheltzel
Yeah, that's me.
My experience with Bielefelders is limited, but so far I like Rhodebars much better. They are cheaper because they are no longer "new and exotic", but they remain very popular indeed because they are such excellent production birds. They easily out-lay all the other "pure" breeds. If their eggs were an "exotic" color, they'd be my most popular seller, but because the eggs are light brown, they are out-shined by Welsummers and Black Sexlinks (Black Ameraucana father so the eggs are blue).
We should figure out how to meet halfway and exchange a bunch of eggs.
I had Rhodebars last year, but their colors were off. To light. I didn't keep them past 3 months, so I didn't get a chance to really know the breed. The Bielefelders I am considering because their crele coloring is much nicer, they seem like a bigger breed and very gentle. I want a good bird that has all those qualities and lays well. I want to use them for my own Cornish X project and for their eggs. I am starting to worry a bit about feeding the family something more than just eggs.
What eggs would you be interested in? I have lack of suitable roo in my Ams (he's a white crop-out from Kat LaDue and going back to her at the end of the month and my cockerel has the single beard gene). All my bantam eggs are in my own incubator because of my own low numbers and low fertility.