Posted elsewhere but it's an older thread so trying here as well. I was looking for Bielefelders earlier this year and was recommended a farm that sells only Bieles and Ameraucana. Pens are separate. The woman that owns the farm and I talked for hours on the phone about chickens and life and everything in between. When I arrived at the farm, I walked around the biele pens and they were beautiful birds. The roos looked just like the roos I'd had in the past (I've never had a biele pullet/hen)...and the hens looked just as they do in photos. Then she showed me a new group of bieles she'd purchased this year. From our conversation the prevous day, I believe she had originally looked into Omega but didn't want to ship. No clue who she got the new girls from. I'm not looking to show...just wanted nice birds that lay...so I didn't ask. The new group was darker and didnt have the crele pattern. Since quarantine was already in effect and my kids were with me, I didn't question the difference in plumage. I knew they were young and chalked it up to them not having molted into their final coloration yet. I have had other breeds and I know that the plumage can change with maturity. We picked out our 2 chicks and went home. They're now around 3 months old. And they just don't look like Bielefelders to me. I've never had Welsummers but I've seen photos of welsummers and I can't help but think that's what I have. They're beautiful birds....just not what I wanted Can anyone tell me what my 2 pullets are?