A Bielefelder Thread !


9 Years
Nov 29, 2012
So. Calif.
Yes they are but the lady that I got mine from said that hers laid LOTS of doubles and that uses up ova twice as fast so I really don't want that happening.

My guess is that during hatch you wouldn't want twins since it lessens their survival - sounds like a lot of good reasons not to want double yolk eggs.


10 Years
Jul 24, 2010
If anyone is interested, I have a very sweet bielefelder cockerel available in Oxnard, CA. I would prefer he have a home where he can live as opposed to being turned into meat.

He came from a breeder in West Virginia as a hatching egg. Hatched on 4/2/15:

I wish you live close. My current rooster doesn't like to mate.


9 Years
Jan 2, 2011
Wartrace TN.

The idea of a characteristic color
To breed chicken, in which
one of the plumage coloration
the chicks can immediately notice
What's cock or hen, had
already in the thirties of the
last century, the English
Professor Punett. The characteristic color
is from many racial poultry farmers,
due to the homozygosity
and different
Drawing image of tap and
Henne, admired. From the commercial poultry breeding
is known,
that there are other racial crossings
be made to identify color
To get chicks, but
in the Fowl Breeding no meaning
The idea of breeding characteristic colorfulness
was after the Second World War
by breeders and Jobs
Regenstein revived as
they created the Italians in characteristic colored.
Origin of the breed
Following this pattern of inheritance
then were also the Bielefeld
Chickens came to its own characteristics. You are a
the recent German breeds
and excited after the first
Presentation 1976 a stir
in the Breeders world under the name
German characteristic chicken. This
Breed name in 1980 with the recognition
renamed in Bielefeld
Characteristic chicken. They were initially
Although referred to as a characteristic color,
but look completely different
as if the already known
characteristic colored Italians - particularly
the rooster feathers. The Faucet should,
as the Lower Rhine in crele,
a tricolor chest drawing
show. Why was
even with the Bielefeldern the
Changed colors blow designation,
because it is unfortunately occurred,
that some judges the
Color always identify with the colored
Have compared Italians. Many
Breeders feel this color game
as particularly beautiful, especially
the transition of colors always
fluent appear.
The Bielefeld have in
three decades very well distributed,
so that when the federal Look
generally between 60 and
100 animals are presented. The
Not only is the characteristic color attributable
but also the
enormous egg production and the
this breed its own large,
brown egg owe. The
Standard are as egg-minimum weight
60 g on, but it is known
that not particularly Althennen
Laying rarely 70g heavy eggs.
If you look to the used
Output breeds Welsumer,
Mechlin and Amrocks look,
are already significant Leis obligations
Predictably. Above all, you
in this Erzüchtung on a fairly
schnellwüchsiges and fast
befiederndes chicken selects what
pays today.
Distinguishing shaping attributes
Overall, Bielefeld are a
quite large framed with a chicken
roller-shaped and particularly
elongated body. For this, a lot
Value on a long, straight
and horizontally supported Rue -
bridges down. The obtuse angle
worn tail, with broad,
but only medium long feathers,
should be pretty good by the hackles
be covered. Breeding difficulties
there are still quite
often with the blunt tail angle,
but the looks of the standard
Now just before and as we can
not ignore. Far too
often the tail is fluent
from the back with light
Swing. The top and bottom line
should almost parallel what
particularly by the depth, width,
nice arched chest underscored
This should include the slightly less
harmoniously as medium-high runs
fit. The legs should be to
most of the side feathers
be covered, especially in the
Henne. However, too krüperhafter
Stand not welcome,
but still too often in hens
an issue that especially
the right loose leg springs
When animals with short or
even shown hollow round back,
is to see this as a big mistake,
which also applies to triangular types,
since the deep, expansive chest
missing. But also to high position
and bring steep tail posture,
besides not sufficiently distinctive
Lege belly in Henne,
Point deduction.
Head points
This breed is only with single comb
bred, and generally today
the Kopfbehänge at
shown top size limit
be. The comb is ideally
four to six wide scheduled
Pip, with only up to about half
the comb blade reaching cuts.
This should especially
Crest flag the neckline follow,
but by no means rest. At
the laying hen allows you
a slightly surrounding crest flag.
Harmonious to comb size
should be the wattles,
being carried out at such a large
Chicken also slightly larger Kopfbehänge
should allow. Equally
Should the red ear lobes in
Insert the big picture. Under no circumstances
White storage is permitted here.
Overall, the head acts
quite large pores in the tissue
Face is primarily unbefiedert
and bright red. These acts, the
orange-red, some great eye
pretty good. The beak and
Legs should be absolutely yellow.
If the hen is allowed that
the yellow pigment with good egg production
some may subside, what
but does not imply that the hen
so-called flesh-colored legs
may have.
? 6 chicken poultry newspaper 18 | 2008
Bielefeld characteristic chicken
Attractive through performance and characteristic colors
1.0 Bielefeld characteristic chicken, crele,
Nat. Dortmund 1997 v SB
(Norbert Nagel Raesfeld-Erle)
Photo: Wolters
Chicks of Bielefeld characteristic chickens,
right of Hahn, left a
Henne Photo: Beautiful
The subtleties
the drawing
Bielefeld characteristic chickens are now
in crele and silver crele
recognized what two
quite attractive colors. In both
Color strokes can also
the chicks on the first day
be distinguished. The stopcock
see generally ocher
ckenstreifen out, with light brown Rü
and a white spot on the Sperber
Head. The chick is Henn Tan
with a small, well-defined
Sperber spot on the head.
The chicks of silver crele
the chicken colored mousy,
to slightly ocher in
Sound, and have a fingernail-sized,
white or slightly yellowish
Head spot. The Henn chicks
are gray brown with dark brown
Back strips. The head spot is
more like a tip of a pencil
Lined gray dot. That's the way it is
easy even for a layman, the gender
to separate.
Consider plumage colouration
the crele more closely,
so we need to tap and
Henne treat separately, since they
fundamentally different in plumage
are. The Faucet should in the neck and
Saturated same slope and upper back
his reddish yellow, shoulders and
Elytra show the same
Color, but somewhat richer in color
consistently reddish. This pleasant
Hue is a whole by
light gray Sperberung interrupted
so that a drawing available
is, but on the shoulders
and elytra covered far
is. A slight gray tint
in the back and especially in
the binding area is permitted.
But in no case is a sooty,
black neck finish, as he often
will be shown, permitted. The
Secondaries are gray-white tawny
cuckoo desired.
The lower neck, chest, flanks and
Belly should consistently yellow to
be slightly red and by a
interrupted brighter Sperberung
be. Here is the entire
lower body, a slight
gray tinge in the color allowed.
The control springs and at least
the upper hackles should
his cuckoo gray, so
the entire tail actually
cuckoo appears gray and
Mantle plumage contrasts.
The start small hackles
then already with yellow retention.
A slightly brownish tinge
the tail is permitted, it should
but not out of hand.
The hen is uniform and
plain in color match. She should
a lightened, rust-colored partridge
Jacket with fluffy feathers
Show Sperber drawing. This
Sperber drawing often occurs on the
Elytra as a bright Tupfung
on. The gold-colored neck hackle
has a darker, almost
black stem stroke with light gray
Sperber retention, so
cuckoo the entire neck hackle
appears. The chest should
his reddish-yellow in the female, generally
one speaks of a
Salmon breast. Again one sees
often, especially at the edge of that
noticeable in the spring Sperber factor
makes. Also makes
the Standard nor concessions,
by a slight yellowish
Flitter permitted in the mantle feathers
- I would rather than Federsaum
look. The tail feathers of
Henne are quite dark, often slightly
trickled. Exhibit valuable animals
here even a little light Sperber factor
especially in the coverts.
In conclusion of this
different color match is to
say that you only with clearly marked
Should breed roosters.
Only in this way is always the recognizability
the chicks guaranteed.
Silver crele is an entirely
new color swatch in the Fowl Breeding
and the most recent
Color of Bielefeld. The Color
originated from the crosses, the
one for Erzüchtung Bielefeld
used. The silver has this
the yellowish red in the plumage of
Replaced cock, because the head, neck
and saturated same slope are here silver white
having an embedded, like Sperber
Drawing infielder of the springs.
The back and shoulders
and elytra should silver white
with more or less concealed,
gray hawk drawing
be. Rue cken- and wing deck -
springs are in the lower range spring
cuckoo more, on the Fe -
end but mainly silver white,
so this area almost entirely
silver white appears. Also the
Primaries and the inner webs
Show the secondaries
more or less often somewhat unclear,
gross Sperberung. The
Outer webs of secondaries
are silver-white and form thus
the white wing triangle. The larger
Wing coverts in the binding area
should cuckoo dark gray
be. Breast, leg,
Belly and tail should in
Alternation of light and dark gray
slightly arched, without sharp boundaries,
be cuckoo. Even
Poultry newspaper 18 | 2008 Chickens 7?
0.1 Bielefeld characteristic chicken, silver-crele,
HSS Frankfurt / M. 2003 HV LVP
(Gerd Roth, Alzey)
0.1 Bielefeld characteristic chicken, crele,
HSS Frankfurt / M. 2003 HV ST
(Otto Engelmann, Schkeuditz)
Photos: Walk
Breeding line Bielefeld characteristic chickens at Fritz Beautiful, Sebnitz
Photo: Beautiful
The covered tail feathers should
an indicated Sperber drawing
show. Because the hens
a more or less bright, more
own bread yellow salmon breast,
it comes naturally very often,
that the valves in the jewelery feathers
show little yellow tinge.
However, the applicable standard as loud
blunder, so you actually
allow only a light cream
The hen should at the head
Neck hackle with a silver white
dark gray hawk drawing
his featherweight infield. The neck shaft line
is this drawing
interrupted. Under no circumstances
should the Kopfbefiederung with
black or brown feathers
. start This is a gross error,
even when the standard allows
that the neck area slightly darker
is permitted. The breast is indeed
salmon to reddish yellow desired,
but here are white feather games
permitted. The entire
Mantle plumage is covered by
bright to dark gray, slightly bogiger
Sperberung which nevertheless possible
show sharp differences
should. The intermediate parts in the
Spring show a slight gray giant Lung.
Especially in shoulder and
Back is a light tinsel allowed
the animals without Flitter
act racy. Rust on the elytra
is frowned upon
and counts as a big mistake. The
Swing and tail feathers of
Hen are much darker and
unclear in the somewhat crude Sperberung,
Never should the feathers
but completely black
In addition to the beautiful form and
Colors have the Bielefeld also
a significant economic
Value by a particular
tasty and meaty
Carcass yield. After all
If the tap 3 to 4 kg and the
Henne from 2.5 to 3.25 kg Weight control and
laut Standard 230 eggs per year,
but what reaches only sporadically
and is not generalized
can be. Fritz Beautiful
? 8 chicken poultry exhibitions newspaper 18 | 2008
Manfred Engelmann
Exterior Leipziger Str. 15
04435 Schkeuditz
Phone 034204-63062
the black

Exactly what I thought it would be !!!!!!! Every Biele I have is SOP. ;)


8 Years
Mar 10, 2011
Northeast Pennsylvania
My last batch of Bielefelder eggs came today - Whoot! I already have 14 in the incubator due to hatch in a week and a half and this batch of 25 will go in tomorrow. I am a bit disappointed in this batch of 25, though. The eggs are small. I am hoping they are pullet eggs. The other 14 I have in the incubator are easily jumbo eggs! These are large, at best.

So, I guess that leads me to my main question. I read they were supposed to have sizable eggs - anyone have flocks that only lay large to xlarge?

ETA: Yep, they are pullet eggs. ;) I would still like to know the size/weight on hen eggs.
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5 Years
Oct 4, 2014
Reading, PA
My last batch of Bielefelder eggs came today - Whoot! I already have 14 in the incubator due to hatch in a week and a half and this batch of 25 will go in tomorrow. I am a bit disappointed in this batch of 25, though. The eggs are small. I am hoping they are pullet eggs. The other 14 I have in the incubator are easily jumbo eggs! These are large, at best.

So, I guess that leads me to my main question. I read they were supposed to have sizable eggs - anyone have flocks that only lay large to xlarge
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