A Bielefelder Thread !

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

  1. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nicely done! They look great!
     
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  2. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    Gorgeous birds!
     
  3. treefarmer42

    treefarmer42 Out Of The Brooder

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    Another snowy morning here in PA. Quick question. Will the sex-link trait pass from a Biel rooster to a Wyandotte hen ? Meaning will the Wyandotte hen's chicks have the sex-link visible ?
    Thank you
     
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    No probably not. All the chicks from a Bielefelder will be barred and probably would not be sexable at hatch. What kind of wyandotte?
     
  5. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    My Biel chicks are closing in on 3 weeks old now and I have to say, they are SMART little birds. I've kept them in the same brooder in the same room under the same circumstances as all the other chicks I've raised and these guys are figuring things out much faster than any of my other chicks have. They began perching on the edge of the brooder nearly a full week before any of my other breeds, figured out how to reach the top of my furniture (how in the heck did you get all the way up there???), and nearly all of them, when they find themselves on the floor instead of perched on their intended target, hop to the door and call out to me. They don't run away when I show up and just hop onto my hand so I can put them back on the brooder edge. And several of them already seem to have learned their names. I'm just blown away.
     
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  6. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always put a cover on my brooder so they don't do this. I don't enjoy all of the poop that lands outside of the brooder box. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    Thanks.
    I have had to trim cushion fluff to get fertillity~~~~~~~~~their so super fluffy butts !
     
  8. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    The Cuckoos I have this year are fantastic...such an improvement in tail set !!!
    I just posted on the Cuckoo Marans thread.
    How are ya ?
    How's the winter go ?
    Howz all your projects ?
     
  9. treefarmer42

    treefarmer42 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. They are pure Silver lace Wyandotte.
     
  10. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    The silver from the hens will give you sexlinked silver cockerel.
     

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