Originally Posted by TillyPeeps
I get it now! For me, the Rees CCL girl has very different color from the other chipmunk chicks though. I don't know if all of them are like that or not.
My Rhodefelder girl is huge comparing to her brooder mates. I'm curious to see how big will your pure bielefelders be.
The few pure Bielefelder chicks I've hatched have not been significantly bigger than the others, that I could tell. The Sexlinks are smaller for sure, because the pullet eggs they are hatching from are small. The Rhodefelders do seem larger, though the eggs the hatch from are normal size. Hybrid vigor? Or maybe they just have more "fluff" and are not really that much bigger. I suppose I should weigh some to see.
All the Legbars I hatch have a lot of variation, including the Reese line. The chicks I got from GFF were like that too, I even emailed them and sort of accused them of cheating me out the number of pullets I paid for, but sure enough, they were pullets, the big head spots (or lack thereof) seem to be 100% reliable. I've seen some variation in the Rhodefelders too, but never in the pure Rhodebars, Biels, or Welbars.