A Bielefelder Thread !

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by faysel, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Ron Skekel

    Ron Skekel Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 24, 2013
    Hi Everyone a quick catch up. I haven't been on line as much as I would like due to illness in my family.
    I have my breeding trio here's pics in case you never saw them.
    I kept a trio for my flock from my first hatch. I like to keep one spare roo from my rare breeds just incase anything happens.The my next hatch I only had one roo so I kept 2 poulets. Then I bought a rare mix from greenfire and I have two hens from that. The ones I have are a year old in april and are the 2013 import so are the chicks from greenfire. Can't wait to see if my new ones from them are as great looking as the ones I have now. They can't grow fast enough to meet demand in my area. Seems like more people are interested. When I first got them I read this whole thread to gain info. It was preety dead on new post too. Now it moves right along I love hearing when new people get them and how happy they are with the breed. I love them, I only keep friendly breeds but biefeleders are the nicest friendly birds I own so far. Pam
  2. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 13, 2014
    Southern Arizona
    The hatch is complete!!! It took three days, and I had to rescue one "breech" chick, but all 9 I put in lockdown hatched with the last one arriving around 3:00 A.M. this morning. I have photos of the first eight chicks, but number 9 will have to wait until tomorrow when her fluff has been...well...fluffed. [​IMG] I got six boys and three girls out of the hatch. Not the ratio I had hoped for, but I have a good, workable flock to breed.

    [​IMG] Chick #1 - "Bosch" - my first boy.

    [​IMG] Chick #2 - also a boy; no name yet.

    [​IMG] Chick #3 - "Gidget" - my first girl.

    [​IMG] Chick #4 - "Gretel" - my second girl.

    [​IMG] Chick #5 - "Hansel" - a boy; hatched at the same time as "Gretel". [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Chick #6 - boy - no name yet.

    [​IMG] Chick #7 - boy - no name yet.

    [​IMG] Chick #8 - my "rescued" breech baby boy - no name yet.

    And, of course, Chick #9 is a girl.
  3. ChinoChix

    ChinoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2012
    Chino Valley, AZ
    My Coop
    Funny, I always hatch more hens than roos! My first 2 were Hansel and Gretel too....lol
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  4. stryker

    stryker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2014
    DesertChic; Those chicks are very cute. I will have to get some.
  5. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    This makes me want to get some all the more.
    I wonder if you turned your temp down to just below the "normal" temp if you would get more girls?
  6. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 13, 2014
    Southern Arizona
    Their gender is determined at the time of fertilization...just like with human babies.
  7. jmstar74

    jmstar74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2013
    I am just now finding this wonderful breed! My question is, are there enough bloodlines and reputable breeders to get 3-4 different "lines" from?
  8. mamidei

    mamidei Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2014
    I'm getting two pullets on Friday. They just hatched at the breeder's farm today. Im so excited about this breed! It seems like everyone can't say enough wonderful things about them.
  9. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    GFF imported only 2 bloodlines.
  10. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

    May 18, 2011

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