We are proud to offer for the first time to the American public Bielefelder hatching eggs. The Bielefelder is a new breed of German origin. It was created in the early 1970s, and a bantam variety appeared in 1983. They were seeking to develop a large, quiet, cold-resistant bird that was a good egg producer. This is an auto-sexing breed. They breed true, but chicks are sexable by color at one day of age. Among the breeds used to develop the Bielefelder were the New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red and Welsummer. The birds are recognised only in the Legbar color. This breed is very large –roosters can weigh over 10 lb.—and the beautiful hens lay piles of jumbo brown eggs. The introduction of modern chicken breeds is often accompanied with much hype, but in the case of the Bielefelders the superlatives happen to be true. Bielefelders consistently lay the largest eggs of any chicken breed that we have kept at Elite Poultry, and they lay them in impressive numbers. Elite Poultry was the first in the United States to own bielefelders outside of GreenFire Farms flock. http://www.rarebreedauctions.com/auction_details.php?auction_id=109212 Price is $140.00 per 6 eggs and the price includes shipping.